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Taiwanese workers swapping white collar for blue

23 September 2013 Last updated at 01:25 BST

Taiwan is seeing an increasing number of white collar workers switching to blue collar jobs.

One of the reasons is that people with higher education have been unable to earn the kind of salary they want in office jobs.

As Cindy Sui reports, that has led many to ditch office life altogether.

Visit the BBC World News Asia Business Report website for more reports from the programme.