Trinkets at the National Palace should all be Made in Taiwan
- Impossible in a Free Economy
Reproductions of the National Palace Museum’s famed Jadeite Cabbage with Insects have been put back on museum store shelves after being relabeled to “better reflect the truth,” a museum official said yesterday.[/quote]
Sinophobes have been making quite a stir at the National Palace Museum in recent days over the “Made in China” trinkets (the souvenir; not the artifacts) sold there.
Some of the famed Jadeite Cabbage trinkets seemed to have been massed produced in China. The actual Jadeite Cabbage was also manufacturered in China. (oh the irony)
Sinophobes came out in number to smash the tickets in protest saying the ROC should protect jobs in Taiwan by not importing made in China trinkets. Museum staff have relabeled the trickets to say “Designed in Taiwan.” But does that reflect reality since the original was designed in China a few hundred years ago.
Mainland tourist don’t really seem to care they are buying “Made in China” trinkets in Taiwan. Mainland Chinese tourist go to Europe to buy made in China trinkets, no one sees the French smashing “Made in China” Effel Tower minitures in protest.
Are the Nativist in Taiwan, taking their Sinophobia too far? Especially at the National Palace Musuem where all the artifacts were liberated from China by the KMT half a century ago.