Lesson in tech leak: Chou
HTC Corp (宏達電) CEO Peter Chou (周永明) wrote to his employees on Monday that the company would learn from a technology leak allegedly involving some of its designers. Chou said the incident would not impact HTC’s operations, product portfolio plans or overall performance. “We will learn from this incident and take it as an opportunity to improve our organizational practices, processes and leadership,” Chou wrote in an internal e-mail. “We must continue to remain positive and sharply focused on our daily tasks and business priorities.” Chou also said the company expects its staff to observe and practice the highest levels of integrity and ethics. “We do not compromise or condone any [legal or ethical] violation at any level of our organization and the company shall act in accordance with the law,” he said.
Cross-strait trade center open
A cross-strait commerce center opened yesterday in Taipei that is dedicated to promoting Chinese investments in Taiwan and to helping Taiwanese businesses access the market in China. Cosmetology, health checks, postpartum care, biotechnology and elderly care are some of the sectors the center will focus on, said William Wang (王國安), chairman of the Greater China Chain Management Association, which established the facility. He said there was great potential in these sectors as there has been high demand in China recently for such services.