Malicious tongues claim that China is currently casting a very interested eye on the Ukraine war. After all, it has long been speculated that the world’s most populous country is also interested in conquering one of its neighboring countries – Taiwan. Since the U.S. currently has a presence in the island nation with targeted military maneuvers and visits, China is unlikely to invade Taiwan anytime soon. But apparently China is already far more present in its own country than the Taiwanese might like. Eight Chinese IT companies are under suspicion. They are said to have stolen secrets from Taiwanese companies and passed them on to the home country.
Fight for skilled workers
A small war is already raging between Taiwan and China. However, the fight is not over earth mass or raw materials. Rather, the focus is on skilled workers. China in particular has a great interest in the “manpower” that the small island state has to offer. So far, companies from China have tried to lure the relevant people with the help of lucrative employment contracts including attractive remuneration. However, the strategy does not seem to have been very promising. Now, presumably, heavier weapons are being brought to bear. Eight companies from China are alleged to have stolen important company secrets in Taiwan.
Hunting for technology
Of course, the Land of the Rising Sun is not short of skilled workers. After all, the world’s most populous country has enough inhabitants to ensure a supply. Rather, China is said to be interested in important technology developments. Whether Taiwan’s accusations are justified will now be revealed by the evaluation of a large-scale raid. As part of the measures ordered, the Taiwanese authorities investigated a total of 14 locations of Chinese companies.
The action was by no means spontaneous. According to the Taiwanese government, the raids were prepared six months in advance. Now, not only results are expected from the collected data. More than 60 suspects have also been summoned. They are to be questioned about the accusations. The results should then promptly bring answers to the questions that the government of Taiwan is asking itself in connection with the allegations.
Independent Taiwan has long been a red rag for China. After all, it is always a nose ahead of China in the technology sector. The second largest country in the world obviously does not want to accept this. The pressure to remain the world’s leader in the technology sector is too great. Consequently, it is a smart move to lure the skilled workers from Taiwan to China without further ado. After all, this not only provides highly qualified personnel. On top of that, the new workers also bring with them internal company knowledge that Chinese companies can use very well in order to survive on the market. Rightly, the Taiwanese government does not want to continue to stand idly by and watch this highly questionable procedure.
Instead, the state leadership has thrown serious accusations into the room. The serious accusation of economic espionage is not the only one in the room. Taiwan is even saying that the island nation’s national security is threatened. The latter may sound exaggeratedly threatening to us outsiders. But Taiwan is right to be afraid. After all, confidential information on cutting-edge technologies can cause a lot of damage in the wrong hands. On top of that, with the departure of many skilled workers in Taiwan, the technology sector could disappear as one of the country’s main pillars. We are curious whether the accusations from China’s neighboring country are justified and will keep you up to date on this.