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2016 Year In Review On the Line
2017-01-01
  • 2016 Year In Review

    2016 Year In Review

    2016 Year In Review

Welcome to the first edition of On the Line in the year 2017. On today’s show, I will revisit some of the favorite interviews from the past 12 months in 2016. We first start off with an interview with the former ambassador of Sao Tome and Prince, Ambassador António Quintas that I did in early 2016. Taiwan severed diplomatic ties on Dec.21, 2016 with Sao Tome and Principe, a West African country that established ties with Taiwan in 1997.

 

Some of the interviews include:

1. Former UK representative in Taiwan, Mr.Chris Wood. Mr.Wood left Taiwan in late August for a new      

    appointment in Beijing.

2. The Ambassador of St.Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel .Saint Lucia is an island country     

    located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and opened an embassy in Taiwan in June, 2015.

3. Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC)

4. Former Ambassador of Nauru , Ambassador Ludwig Dowong Keke. Ambassador Keke assumed his  

    post in 2007 and left in August 2016.

5. DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang

6. Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Alpha Berry

7. Ambassador Ismet Erikan, Representative, Turkish Trade Office in Taipei

8. Mr.Achilles Yeh, the representative of the Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre

 

 

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

2016-10-16 01:00:00

Turkish representative, Ambassador Ismet Erikan has been actively promoting Turkey to Taiwanese. He said October is a Turkish month filled with many Turkish cultural activities. Ambassador Ismet Erikan said the launching of the direct flight between Taipei and Istanbul opens a window of opportunity for both Taiwanese and Turkish. He hopes the cargo flight will be filled with merchandise from Turkey to Taiwan one day.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan is a seasoned diplomat and he has been promoting cultural exchanges by helping Turkish artists hold exhibitions in Taiwan. He said cultural diplomacy touches the heart of the people and he vows to go to one university to lecture on Turkey in Taiwan. He even goes to elementary and middle schools to promote his country.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

 

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Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

2016-10-09 01:00:00

Turkish representative Ambassador Ismet Erikan said Turkey is just as safe as any other major countries in Europe despite the fact Turkey is still placed under the state of emergency citing that the state of emergency applies more to the government rather than to the public. He said any Taiwanese whom he met that has been to Turkey after the attempted military coup said Turkey is a safe travel destination.

 

The Turkish representative said Taiwanese can apply the Turkish visa on line without having to pay any fee. He jokingly added that one day at a seminar when he mentioned the whole process could be completed within three minutes, a Taiwanese lady corrected him by saying it took her only two minutes.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

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Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

2016-10-02 01:00:00

The exhibition of Country Focus at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016 houses a collection of 42 works from Israel in collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology. Professor Dana Arieli, a professor at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology is in Taiwan to attend the event. She was Dean of Design Faculty at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology between 2004-2012 and once served as the head of History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Her research deals with interrelations between Art and Politics in both totalitarian and democratic systems. She said when there is an oppression, there is no autonomy in art. She has published a few books and one of them is The Nazi Phantom: A Journey after the Third Reich

 

For more information on High Contrast at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016.

http://www.highcontrast-hit.com/ 

Fore more about Prof.Dana Arieli,

http://danaarieli.com/

 

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