Analysts called Beijing’s latest offer to lure Taiwanese talent to the mainland comprehensive and systematic. Photo: EPA

Taipei faces brain drain as Beijing dangles ‘equal status’ offers

The prospect of higher pay and bigger markets lures more Taiwanese workers to the mainland, analysts say

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018

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Analysts called Beijing’s latest offer to lure Taiwanese talent to the mainland comprehensive and systematic. Photo: EPA
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.