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Taipei's computer plaza expects new role
Central News Agency
2010-02-19 05:08 PM
Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) One of Taipei's major shopping malls that focuses mainly on computer and digital products is aiming to become a regular venue for major high-tech companies seeking to launch new products, a management chief said Friday.

"Last year, big companies such as Intel and Microsoft unveiled new products at the Guang Hua Digital Plaza, " Tairey Ker, head of an association promoting the plaza's development, told CNA.

"We also hope that more big companies can organize frequent activities at the plaza to promote their products, " he said.

The plaza, a six-story building, is well-known for its variety of electronic products, often at low prices.

Close to the plaza are dozens of other stores and markets selling computers, cameras, agricultural products and antiques.

The plaza reopened Thursday after closing for five days during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin took part in a re-opening ceremony featuring showgirls and a man dressed as the Chinese god of wealth giving away candies.

Hau called on consumers to help protect intellectual property rights by buying only genuine software.

More than 8 million people have visited the plaza since the plaza moved to its present site in 2008, he added.

(By Alex Jiang)

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