That Yushan project is a testament of how remarkably retarded the government is.
The media loves getting all hyperbolic about how the university professors are all leaving for China, the truth is, according to official statistics, about 0.3% of the working professors quit and go overseas to work every year. The mobility rate is extremely low and this Cum Fujian thing is not gonna be enough to flip that.
The real problem of the higher education is that there are not enough openings for young scholars seeking jobs. The teacher-student ratio is much higher than it was in the 90s. The old ones in the inner circle are sucking up all the resources, receive millions (or more) for their projects. There are even some sort of special ones that get paid more than 500,000 per month, which is already more than the American ones. Whereas the young ones who recently got their PhDs can barely get a job, or they can only be adjunct lecturers and get paid nothing. The only reason why many young scholars are getting a job in China is because of this, not because Chinese unis pay particularly well, because they don’t.
Here are some articles regarding the issue:
There’s even a graph for uni profs’ salary around the world. According to it the professors’ salaries in Taiwan are more in line with France and Japan: