"The products made in Taiwan are excellent" means that people get a good chance to select the
best commodities of Taiwan. A few years ago, Taiwan used to export labor goods such as textiles. As time
goes by, she has developed well-educated technicians in designing products and quality, flexibility in
reflecting the market demand, and efficient shipment guaranty in finishing rapidly trades. In "Intel
Challenges Taiwan on Its Own Turf," the author claims, "In little more than a decade, Taiwan built a
mighty computer industry with a simple formula: Clone the competition and invade its turf. Fast"(Leslie
A14). Gradually, Taiwan has produced commodities with high-technology and high-guaranty. The labels,
showing "made in Taiwan," are like candles burning themselves in order to lighten the room. As a matter of
fact, the Taiwanese products with high market share, good quality control, and wonderful characteristic are
competitive and bring innovation to the world.
Nowadays, Taiwanese's products are of high quality with reasonable prices to meet customers'
demand because of the following reasons. First, well-educated technicians are being employed for
designing Taiwanese's products. For example, in "Bright Future," Wang reports, "[K.Y. Lee, the president
of Acer Peripherals Inc.] is proud that 20 percent of the 160 employees at his company have either a
master's or Ph.D. degree"(9). In addition, Taiwanese's products are provided with flexibility and versatility
in order to reflect the world market demand. For instance, in "Bright Future," Wang relates, "As long as a
client gives us the basic guidelines, we [the employees of Acer Peripherals] can find the right people to
design it immediately,"' Lee says. ...(8). Finally, Taiwanese's products satisfy the consumers' requests
quickly with efficient shipment guaranty. For example, in "Bright Future," Wang says, "When a new PC
model enters the international market, he [Tu Tze-chen of III's !
Market Intelligence Center] says, Taiwan manufacturers generally release clones...faster than competitors
in other countries-two or three months faster than U.S. or Japanese makers, and six months ahead of South
Korean makers"(7). Consequently, because of these three important elements, Taiwanese's products are
reliable and competitive.
Gradually, Taiwan has played an important and influential role in the world market. For example,
in "It's Very Well Made in Taiwan," the authors say, "The ROC's current combined level of exports and
imports ranks as the 12th highest in the world, and its almost $90 billion in foreign exchange reserve are
unsurpassed"("Made" 31,34). Moreover, in a particular case about exports, the computer hardware products
made in Taiwan have a significant achievement. For instance, in "Bright Future," Wang states, "Taiwan
holds the largest share of the world market in eight computer hardware items including notebook
computers, motherboards, monitors and mouses"(see chart)(6). Therefore, Taiwanese's products do not
only share in the international market, but also are well-known positively.
In fact, Taiwan used to imitate the products made in other countries by merchandising the patents
from the primary makers. After imitating, she got many experiences and abilities to polish the products,
even to create new products with her own patents. In "Bright Future," the writer says, "To combat these
costs, many larger Taiwan companies are seeking their own patents in order to cross-license or trade patent-
use rights with international companies"(Wang 10). Now, she invents new commodities a lot. There are
two examples or even more in "It's Very Well Made in Taiwan." One is "Mountain and City Biking
magazine recently named the Giant ATX 770 mountain bike its 1992 Bike of the Year' [made of carbon
fiber frames by Giant Bicycle Inc., whose parent company is Giant Worldwide of Taiwan]"("Made" 30).
The other is "later, Lo [the founder and chief executive officer of Taiwan-based Kunnan Enterprises Ltd.,
the parent company of racquet maker Pro Kennex] pioneered the use of gra!
phite components in racquetball racquets, eventually applying his expertise to the manufacture of medium-
sized tennis frames"("Made" 35). As a result, Taiwanese's products have their own style and are unique
from other countries.
Due to the excellence, Taiwanese's products are against the local manufacturers and make
innovation to the local markets. For example, in "Intel Challenges Taiwan in Its Own Turf," Leslie claims,
"[Intel Crop. Of the U.S., the world's semiconductor titan] began its squeeze on Taiwan's motherboard
makers in 1993 because it felt they were too slow to