McDonald’s in Taipei. By the 1990s, Taiwan had already become a “post-nation” (source) East Asia has long been bucking the trend toward globalization. Its countries have become major players in the global marketplace, while jealously guarding their cultural specificity and national character.But East Asia is now getting with the program. South Korea in particular has embraced the view that all factors of production, including its own people, should submit to the logic of globalization.
Cool chart here from Nomura, which examines export from Asia's "Big 4" (China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore). It shows the year-over-year change by end export destination. The real story, they note, is how fast the Rest Of Asia (Asia ex... Read Post
Asus, Acer, HTC or BenQ: Taiwan is well-known as a significant player in the global electronics industry, but it's safe to say the Taiwanese web landscape is still a black box for many of us. Taiwan ranks 10th in Asia in terms of In... Read Post