Xiamen government to develop Taiwan talent pool at science park

By Linger Liu, The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Xiamen Municipal Government said it will seek Taiwanese talent to develop its technology and manufacturing industries, in particular its microelectronics-focused science park. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said that cross-strait business cooperation should be based on equal opportunities and the sharing of talent rather than competition among firms to offer the best work packages.

According to the Xiamen Municipal Government, part of the city’s focus in the construction of the local science park will be to support Taiwan enterprises to form labs by working with local universities and research centers.

The science park is expected to create investment opportunities and many new positions. The Xiamen government plans to offer competitive packages to attract 300 Taiwanese experts in the fields of science, technology, management, research and public relations between 2013 and 2020.

MAC has issued a reminder that Taiwanese citizens are not eligible to work for mainland political institutions or military services. Expanding Industries in Xiamen In the past Xiamen’s industry cluster has focused on the manufacturing of desktops, laptops and peripheral equipment such as printers, digital cameras, mouse, keyboards, and other related components and equipment. Xiamen has three state-appointed whole set cellphone manufacturers, including Lenovo. The city said that there are two main clusters including color TV manufacturers and audio equipment manufacturers to focus on in order to develop Xiamen’ TV manufacturing industries.

Xiamen’s basic strategy to develop its electronics and information-technology industry is to facilitate the growth of whole set product manufacturers and make the best of the business opportunities generated by them, in turn beefing up the strength of the entire industrial stream.