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12/4/2011 08:47 PM EST
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chanj0
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chanj0   12/6/2011 6:47:31 PM
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No only does the policy keep the economic wheel moving but also help mass number of people to improve their standard of living. More countries shall embrace the concept and draft similar bill.

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jane xu   12/6/2011 4:41:41 AM
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suggest taiwanese government invite its brothers across the strait to chip in and co-launch similar incentives for products made either in taiwan or china, just to show common vision and comradeship

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agk   12/5/2011 12:52:57 PM
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A rightly calculated move by the Taiwan Govt. This is a great boon for those who own very old gadgets of $10 US worth and at the same time who have money to buy the new ones. Mostly those gadgets old by 5 to 7 years which are working properly many wont be interested in changing!

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Neo10   12/5/2011 10:11:58 AM
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This could only result in a temporary surge in manufacturing, because these kind of steps do not address the fundamental source of the problem. IMO in just a year many would be willing to excahnge this local model for a new branded one just because they got free money for buying these. So they all will end up as junk in 2 or 3 years time.

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ManasK.RayChaudhuri   12/5/2011 7:55:23 AM
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The news is really heartening but the waste will be too high.There has to be a way to use them up.

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yalanand   12/5/2011 6:17:55 AM
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This is very innovative idea indeed, but what about the electronic waste that is generated ? Is the government prepared to handle all the elctronic-waste that is generated ?

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daleste   12/5/2011 3:33:10 AM
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This is a good trade off for a government. They can help people upgrade to more efficient appliances, or build more power plants. It just makes sense for the government to spend there peoples' money this way.

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JensenTsai   12/5/2011 3:01:24 AM
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Like Japan, Taiwan is also situated at an earthquake ridden zone. The nuclear crisis caused by tsunami earlier this year in Japan has a big impact on us. We are facing the dilemma of continuing or discontinuing the nuclear power plants currently operating or under construction on this island. In any case, improving energy efficiency is always a right step. We welcome this initiative from our government. By the way, thanks for posting our national flag. We really appreciate it. And, to our Mainland China Compatriots, please donít feel offended. The East and West Germany both had their own identities before reunification. If we are brothers, please give us an equal stance so that we can sit down and talk like brothers.

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_hm   12/4/2011 10:52:34 PM
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This is proven and very effective incentive. Many more countries should introducce or extend similar program.

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