內政部擬大筆金額撥款 為吸引科技大咖來台灣|Cabinet to budget NT$10 billion for incentives to foreign firms

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【看CP學英文】根據中央社報導,一位知情人士於週三表示台灣行政院計畫撥款新台幣100億吸引專門從事新興科技的外國製造商來台。

Taiwan Cabinet will allocate some NT$10 billion (US$334 million) to a program to attract foreign tech firms that specialize in emerging technologies, a source familiar with the matter told the Central News Agency on Wednesday.

此特別撥款將著力於吸引國際科技公司來台落地、發展。

The special budget aims to provide incentives to foreign tech companies that are willing to invest in research and development in Taiwan. 

根據中央社報導,目前金額尚未確定,其會依外商投資金額大小和於台灣雇用的人數再做調整。

The budget is not finalized yet, but the incentives will depend on the size of the investment and the number of people they would hire in Taiwan, according to CNA. 

隨著中美貿易緊張局勢不斷升級,許多國際科技公司正在修訂其在亞太地區的擴張戰略。

Many foreign tech companies are revising their expansion strategies in the Asia Pacific region as the trade tensions between China and the United States continue to escalate. 

然而,在此疫情期間相較於韓國,日本和中國等國家,台灣宣布的預算顯的相對低。

The budget announced by the government, however, seems rather low compared to incentives also offered in countries such as South Korea, Japan and China amid the pandemic. 

專家預計,今年大多數國家將增加補貼,以在未來2至3年內拉高GDP。

Analysts expect most countries to boost subsidies this year in a bid to boost their GDP over the next 2 to 3 years. 

他們認為,由於疫情還沒有結束,外資將為政治領導人新契機。

The pandemic is far from over and foreign investment is the new gold for political leaders, they argue.