Taiwan official urges support for HTC over Apple and Samsung

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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

18 Comments

  1. I recently received this email:

    “Dear Spark,
    I encourage you to consider the HTC brand for you next smartphone purchase. It is imperative that we support and cherish this company.

    Regards,
    Shih Yen-shiang

    Sent from my iPhone.”

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  2. “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.”

    Too little, too late.

    1. I agree with you about trying to support their own country.
      As I recall, the U.S. Olympic teem was criticized for wearing a uniform to the opening ceremony that was made in China.

      Interesting criticism considering that we (the U.S.) buys everything else from China.

  3. Less than a week ago I posted that Americans should support Apple, if for no othet reason than, because other countries nationalistic populations support their home companies because they realize that protecting and supporting contributors to your economic base produces jobs and boosts your GNP…

    I was told to ” lighten up”…

    1. Adding to your point and kicking it up a notch, the American government could do more to support large companies that provide jobs.

      Taxes, regulations, politics, unionized labor, liability and on and on need sensible reforms for American companies to thrive and grow.

      We’ve already seen the decline of textile, steel, manufacturing et al and too many companies moving on.

      Recall in the 1960s a lot of products made in Japan. My uncle was a strong union supporter and used to say, “Japanese junk.” In the 1980s Pakistan and surrounding countries made a lot of products as well as Mexico. South America is growing and we all know about China in 2012.

      Elected officials can wish for jobs all day long. They should do much better than that.

      1. “Taxes, regulations, politics, unionized labor, liability and on and on need sensible reforms for American companies to thrive and grow.”

        I imagine that a lot of people might agree with your statement, Coal Cracker. It is easy to make a general statement like that, but much harder to develop a detailed plan and even more difficult to implement it in today’s political climate. One of the keys is how the term “sensible” is defined. Your definition might not match mine.

  4. “Please buy inferior product to shore up undeserving tech company with products no one wants so we can stay in business.” Yeah that won’t send out a red flag of distress to avoid them like the plague now will it?

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