Blaming it on Chinese culture is simplistic. I mean, even China knows the value of copying, updating, adapting, getting new stuff. Plus, in Taiwan, not all are the same, and fortunately, the younger generations d not think the same. They are the ones who value working for a living, not living for work.
The current system needs to break from inside so it won’t wake up again. And give the develpoments, like simply not finding people who bend, it will happen, sooner I hope.
MRT is going steady and what has stalled it is mostly corrupt politicians who play real estate bubble mambo. Knowledge tranfer in that area is going peachy.