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Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy On the Line
2017-03-19
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong presents schoolbags for school children from the lower income group (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong, represented Bernama when he was Chief Executive (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong,a Trustee of Yayasan SALAM Malaysia, presents a cheque to the needy (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)

Datuk Yong Soo Heong was invited by Taiwan’s foreign ministry in late 2016 to witness what the government has been doing to promote the New Southbound Policy. In January this year, he submitted articles to his former company, Bernama, Malaysian national agency and the Edge Financial Daily, the most prestigious business and investment weekly in Malaysia. In his article, he talked about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the areas of education and investment. 

 

In the area of education, Datuk Yong Soo Heong said apart from Taiwanese government’s decision to increase the quota of scholarships from 20 to 30 Malaysian students, he said the educational institutions and the Taiwanese government should also hold education fairs in ASEAN countries and provide workshops as well as training to local institution to attract more non-ethnic Chinese to pursue higher education in Taiwan. Currently, around 15,000 Malaysian students, mostly Malaysian Chinese, are studying in Taiwan.

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When people in Taiwan think about home furniture, they associate it with international brands such as IKEA and B&Q, but Taiwan has seen a 60-year period of exporting furniture and many companies have established self-owned brands with high quality and creative products. One of them is AJ2 and the founder of this Taiwanese local brand is a young gentleman, Kevin Tsai, who received his higher education at UCLA in the US.

 

Kevin Tsai, a 26-year-old founder, originally returned to Taiwan to inherit his father’s business in the furniture factory, but he then thought of setting up a local home furniture brand as he believes furniture plays a vital role at home and especially at a time when most young people in Taiwan cannot afford to buy skyrocketing real estate, but they can buy furniture with better design and quality at an affordable price range to make their rented place feel like home.

 

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