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My love of the seven-stringed zither Chinese Culture 101
2017-09-23
  • My love of the  seven-stringed zither

    My love of the seven-stringed zither

    Swedish sinologist Cecilia Lindqvist talks about her love of an ancient Chinese musical instrument.

In today's program, Swedish sinologist Cecilia Lindqvist talked about how her interest in a seven-stringred zither changed her attitudes towards China from disgust to enthusiam when she was a foreign student at Beijing University 56 years ago. 

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

2017-10-01 01:00:00

In last week’s edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said agriculture is an important industry for Saint Lucia as tourism sector in Saint Lucia has been growing. Saint Lucia is self-sufficient in the production of many fruits and vegetables.

 

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said Taiwan Technical Mission has been working with the government of Saint Lucia to revolutionize ICT sector in Saint Lucia. ICT center was established and e-government system has been implemented including the police force and the health system. The project that will be completed by the end of 2018 is a GINet (Government Island-wide Network) which is another cooperative project between Taiwan and Saint Lucia allowing Wi-Fi connectivity across the island.

 

The economy of Saint Lucia depends on tourism and attracts around 350 thousand tourists every year. Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said he hopes more Taiwanese will visit his beautiful country in the future and his government hopes to promote a package of tourism which includes some other famous resorts in the Bahamas and Barbados.

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