India’s St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and Seek Foundation, an NGO for the underprivileged signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Taiwan’s Changhua Christian Hospital to enhance cooperation in the field of medical health. Mrs.Vimala Britto, the co-founder and executive director said the cooperation also aims to provide good health and good life for the 15 villages near Chennai, South India. She said Taiwan’s Consul General in Chennai, Mr.Charles Li introduced the hospital to her. While she was in Taiwan, she also represented St.Britto’s College in Chennai to sign an MOU with Taiwan’s Da Yeh University. The MOU is intended to promote academic cooperation and exchange between faculty and students of both institutions. Mrs.Vimala Britto said that Britto’s College can accommodate 200 students from Taiwan for internship and exchange program.
Pet Friends Alliance is a non-profit organization to promote the adoption of Taiwan’s stray dogs. The project started in 2015 and has been running well. Pet lovers are encouraged to walk their dogs and take photos of the dogs and share them on Facebook. The photos have gone viral and more people have shown interest in adopting stray dogs. According to Mayumi Hu, the International spokesperson and PR of Pet Friends Alliance, more than 80 dogs have been adopted. Their volunteers visit local shelters, take dogs for a walk, spend time with them, get to know them and share their stories on Facebook. Photos capturing their act of kindness went viral. The adoption rate of their project called Seeing Project is nearly 70%.
For more information and if you would like to make a donation, or adopt a dog, please visit their Facebook, it’s in English and ChineseMore
RTI’s Carlson Wong On the Line features an interview with Mr.Chris Wood, Representative of British Office Taipei
The bilateral relationship between Taiwan and the UK has grown stronger year by year. The UK is Taiwan’s 13th largest export destination globally and Taiwan is the UK’s 6th trading partner in the Asia Pacific region with the bilateral trade amounting to £5.8 billion (US$8.3 billion) in 2014 and the UK attracted a total of USD$ 651 million investment from Taiwan.
In late January, the UK announced the extension of the UK’s “Registered Traveller Service” to Taiwan. This allows frequent travellers to the UK to enter the UK through e-gates and helps Taiwanese regular travelers save wait time in immigration line up. This service is so far eligible for passport holders of less than 10 countries and regions and is believed to facilitate more business and people to people exchanges.More
RTI’s Carlson Wong On the Line features an interview with Mr.Chris Wood, Representative of the British Office Taipei
Taiwan and the UK have seen positive development in many different fields. Mr.Chris Wood, Representative of British Office Taipei said “Food is GREAT” event held last year was a success and now a variety of British food products can be seen in supermarkets in Taiwan.
In the area of culture, a series of “Shakespeare Lives” activities will be taking place in Taiwan along with movies, literature and performing arts form the UK. The exhibition “New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio” by a world famous designer, Thomas Heatherwick will be showcased in Taipei starting March 5.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and you may create your own video or anything related to Shakespeare using the hashtag # Play Your Part and share with friends on Facebook of the British Council. This is also part of the effort to raise awareness to help children get the education they deserve.
To play your part and share, please visit https://www.facebook.com/britishofficetaipei
For more information on how to help children get the education they deserve, https://www.vsointernational.org/donate/playyourpart
RTI’s Carlson Wong On the Line features an interview with Ambassador Ismet Erikan, the representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei
Ambassador Ismet Erikan, the representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei said he hopes the direct air link between Taiwan and Turkey will boost trade and commercial activities apart from tourism.
Even though more than 25 Taiwanese companies including a large group TECO have invested in Turkey, he hopes to attract more Taiwanese investment. Ambassador Ismet Erikan said that Taiwan and Turkey can do more together and can have more joint cooperation. Some Taiwanese investors have shown interest in the fields of chemistry, textile and solar energy projects apart from machinery.
In 2016, he hopes to continue to hold Turkish exhibitions in Taiwan, adding that his goal is also to set up a Turkish cultural center at National Cheng Chi University. The Turkish language department of National Cheng Chi University in Taipei was established in 1958.