Nov. 4, 2021

S1-E12 - The "Made in Taiwan" Miracle

S1-E12 - The "Made in Taiwan" Miracle

U.S. economic aid to Taiwan ceased in 1965. Mostly agrarian Taiwan needed to come up with new ways to make money... and it did! From manufacturing Barbie dolls to computers, here’s the story of what many call the island’s “economic miracle.”


Cover image: The Taipei skyline - via Wikimedia Commons / 毛貓大少爺 from Taipei, Taiwan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/92975612@N02/49395040528/

 

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Zhong Zhen 3rd Road in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan is contrasted in photos from 1953 and 2020 - (Pics via Facebook/Old Kaohsiung Photos Group)