Kaohsiung Museum of Labor opens Saturday

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-24
By: Central News Agency

Kaohsiung, July 24 (CNA) The Kaohsiung Museum of Labor will present exhibitions showcasing the evolution of the labor force in this industrial city, Taiwan’s labor movement, and newly developed animation, comics and video games sectors when it opens on Saturday.

The Kaohsiung municipal government said Friday that the new museum, the first of its kind in Taiwan, will inform people about Kaohsiung’s role as a leading industrial city in Taiwan and the workers who have contributed to the island’s industrialization.

For nearly a century, Kaohsiung and its surrounding area have been home to early 20th century ship-breaking yards, state-run shipbuilding, petrochemical and steel plants, and Taiwan’s first export processing zone set up in 1966.     [FULL  STORY]

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