Taiwanese lacked aggressiveness and enterprising spirit. Being a sheep --- a person who follows or copies others, without thought.
Young people are more likely to prefer a safe job. This preference for safe jobs threatens new business startups on the island.
Such businesses are important for Taiwan’s future as an exporter of goods from plastics to electronic products. Officials want Taiwanese keep inventing and investing.
Young Taiwanese people care most about the quality of life. No pressure for students who study hard in Taiwan. Taiwan now risks being surpassed by China.
Mainland Chinese are catching up very fast. Chinese have acquired attracting offshore talent and Taiwanese technology.
Chinese high-technology exports have risen from 5 percent to 26 percent of exports since the 1990s. In Taiwan, the number of people taking civil service test nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012.
Younger people fear the costs of starting a business. This is a cultural problem. People are conservative. Taiwanese high-tech inventors were more interested in starting businesses.