Theme Week Taiwan – Hsinchu

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Hsinchu City Government © 勤岸/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hsinchu City Government © 勤岸/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hsinchu, officially known as Hsinchu City, is a provincial city in northern Taiwan. Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed “The Windy City” for its windy climate. Among the tourist attractions are: Black Bat Squadron Memorial Hall, Glass Museum of Hsinchu City, Hsinchu City Art Site of Railway Warehouse, Hsinchu CKS Baseball Stadium, Hsinchu Museum of Military Dependents Village, Hsinchu Fish Harbor, Hsinchu Zoo, National Hsinchu Living Arts Center, 17 Kilometer Coastal Scenic Area, Eighteen Peaks Mountain Park, Hsinchu Eastern Gate, Chenghuang Temple Night Market and Tsing Hua Night Market.

Currently, Hsinchu City is one of the most focused educational centers in northern Taiwan. It has six universities in this concentrated area and among these universities, National Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University are highly focused by government in Taiwan on its academic development. Other public and private educational institutions in the city included 33 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 12 high school and complete secondary school, National Hsinchu Senior High School, National Hsinchu Girls’ Senior High School and National Experimental High School are prestigious.

East part of the East Gate in modern Hsinchu © Atinncnu Hsinchu City Government © 勤岸/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hsinchu © Matrixboy84 Hsinchu Fishing Port © Yuriy kosygin/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park Administration © Peellden/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hsinchu Station © SElefant/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park Administration © Peellden/cc-by-sa-4.0
The Hsinchu Science Park is home to 360 high tech companies including TSMC, Philips, United Microelectronics Corporation, Holtek, AU Optronics and Epistar. As a result, the city has the highest income level in Taiwan. The purpose of the park is to attract high tech investment to Taiwan and to make the area the economic center for the information industry. The park is designed to cater for high quality R&D, production, work, life and also recreation. From its establishment in 1978, the government has invested over NT$30 billion on software and hardware ventures. In 2001, it developed 2.5 km² (0.97 sq mi) of land in the park and 0.5 km² (0.19 sq mi) in southern Hsinchu, attracting 312 high-tech companies’ investments. Viewing the performance of Hsinchu Science Park in the past 21 years, it can be said that it holds a decisive position in the economic development in Taiwan, with international acclaim.

Although the semiconductor and related electronic businesses have been doing well, they face fierce competition from Japan, Korea, the United States and Singapore. This has resulted in lower profits and over-supply of some electronic products such as memory and semiconductors. Therefore, manufacturers, government, academia, and the R&D sectors all recognize the challenges faced by Taiwan’s high-tech development. The government has endeavored to upgrade Hsinchu Science Park into a global manufacturing and R&D center of high-end products. They also plan to intensify the cooperation among the manufacturing, academic, and research sectors by introducing incubation centers, in order to elevate the technological standard in the park. Further, through the development of the northern, central, and southern industrial park and its satellite sites, it hopes to sow the seeds of high tech business in all of Taiwan, leading to a vigorous era of high tech development.

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