Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hsinchu is located in the northwestern part of Taiwan. The city is on the vital north-south freeway with rail services, good public roads and a harbor for shipping. First established in 1711, Hsinchu was once called “Chuchien” (trenches of bamboo). It is an area of more than 100 square kilometers cloaked by mountains and the sea.
Hsinchu City
A view of Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Today, Hsinchu enjoys its fame as a key city for culture and science.

Hsinchu City
A view of Hsinchu, Taiwan.
The Hsinchu Industrial Park has been dubbed the “Asian Silicon Valley”, where a vast amount of scientific and technological progress has been made since its founding. Electronics, agriculture, food processing, glass production and fishing are its main industries. Hsinchu is the testing ground for networking technologies developed under the National Information Infrastructure program. Hsinchu is also home to both Chung Hua University and National Tsing Hua University.

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Interesting Links

History of Hsinchu County
Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park – Link 1
Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park – Link 2

Activities with Hsinchu
August 2003. A delegation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), on the behalf of Hsinchu City, participates in the Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.