A surprise came yesterday when the chairman of a router and Ethernet switch producer cited the student-led Sunflower Movement as a reason for resigning. Accton Chairman Huang An-jie 黃安捷was impressed by the composure of students who occupied the Legislature in protest and said he wanted to create space for a generational transition at his company.
During normal working hours, employees shuttle in and out of this building, which houses router and Ethernet switch producer Accton. Markets were surprised when Accton Chairman Huang An-jie suddenly announced his resignation. They were even more surprised to learn that he named the student-led Sunflower Movement as a reason for resigning.
In a statement, Huang said the Sunflower Movement gave him the courage to leave his post to allow for a generational transition. Staff responded positively.
I think generational change is generally needed. He’s a good person.
Huang said the student movement led him to reflect on what his generation is leaving to young people. He believes that young adults have the ability to bear great responsibility, but they need room to develop. For these reasons he resigned and will devote his skills to charity.
Effects of the Sunflower Movement continue to spread. A wide range of groups appreciate the power of this youth movement.