“On Friday, Taiwan’s Economics Minister Shih Yen-shiang urged the public to show more support for HTC Corp., a Taiwanese smartphone maker,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The Minister stated that the ‘Public should cherish our own brand,'” Purcher reports. “The remarks came after HTC released their revenue report amid fierce competition from Apple and Samsung.”

Purcher reports, “The Taiwanese government is now working on providing a better environment and offering assistance to Taiwan’s smartphone makers, including integrating industry supply chains, launching an application processor development project and more, according to the Minister.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]