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Taiwan catches the millennium bug


Taiwan is facing its own version of the Y2K bug – when it was feared that computers around the world would crash after struggling to deal with the two-digit year code switch from 99 to 00. In the run-up to the turn of the millennium there was a frenzy to upgrade systems and prevent computer meltdown.

Taiwan uses the Minguo calendar, which was established on the founding of the Republic of China in 1911, so next year will be the year 100 in Taiwan. But a number of older computer systems aren’t…


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