Of course, in all aspects of business, it is important to look closely at your competition. This is also true in the world economy, where countries must attract and keep business in order to thrive. Recently, the Economist Intelligence Unit reported that the Taiwanese government is on a mission to attract manufacturing away from China, and back to Taiwan. Understanding that companies are making their decisions based on the best possible bottom line, Taiwan has lowered corporate taxes and interest rates, and removed fees for land-leases for two years. Because the laws protecting intellectual property are better in Taiwan than in China, and because of the more stable legal environment, it is likely that these incentives will make a great difference! Provided with both a better business climate and an opportunity to operate less expensively, it is no wonder that big manufacturing companies want to keep working – and investing – in Taiwan.