Although few people know it, Taiwan and the United States between them own most of the world’s high-tech intellectual property. Taiwan Semi-conductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which is located in Hsinchu, in central Taiwan, is the world’s largest contract producer of semi-conductors (“chips”).
One of the sillier prejudices in certain parts of the music industry is the tendency to look down on cover bands. The bias is especially pronounced in pop music, where there is a heavy emphasis on being original, doing your own thing, in the belief that it is the route to artistic integrity.
Faced with the arrest and detention of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States have sent the clearest signals to Beijing that they will stand alongside the six million people of Hong Kong whose freedoms are being suffocated.