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Taipei 101 chair confirms China's talent poaching

Taipei 101 chair confirms China's talent poaching

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) The chairwoman of Taipei Financial Center Corp. (TFCC), which manages Taiwan's landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, confirmed Monday that Cathy Yang (???), the TFCC general manager responsible for the building's operation, has been recruited to manage Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world. TFCC Chairwoman Christina Song (???) said "people have legs" when asked in response to a Monday newspaper report that the Shanghai Tower operator has succeeded in recruiting Yang by offering her a salary that doubles her wage at TFCC. Giving her blessing on Yang's new job, Song said talented people always have the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. "Taipei 101 also welcomes international talent to work in Taiwan," she said, adding that "talent flows are part of a virtuous circle." Taipei 101 already has an established legal representative procedure, with no resulting gaps at any work level that could affect the company's operations, Song said. Yang is one of the founding members of the Taipei 101 management team. A management professional, she succeeded in raising the lease rate of office units in the 508-meter-tall skyscraper from 50 to 60 percent in the first few years of the building's commercial run to the current 97 percent, the United Daily News report said. Such a proficiency in operational management and marketing is what the new Chinese skyscraper wants the most, the report said. Shanghai Tower, located in Lujiazui, Pudong, stands approximately 632 meters high and has 128 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 square meters. Construction was completed last year. The world's second highest "megatall" building is taking the initiative to attract corporate tenants in the fields of finance, hotel, luxury products, tourism and dining, and is devoted to developing itself into a green architecture, the daily said, noting that the operational goal is similar to Taipei 101's. (By Milly Lin and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-17 20:42 GMT+08:00