Commentary: Taiwan Can't Afford Its Bad Boy Image

On Apr. 28, two executives of an adhesive-tape company are convicted in U.S. federal court of stealing secrets from an American rival. In December, a petrochemical company is caught dumping mercury-laden sludge near a port city in Cambodia. Nike Inc. fires a foreign supplier for putting lead-based paint on the soles of children's sneakers in March. A shipment of thousands of pirated music CDs is confiscated in Panama last October.

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