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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.

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

2017-05-21 01:00:00

An Israeli book “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi was translated into traditional Mandarin Chinese and was released in Taiwan in April. This cookbook has a collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem which is made up of Muslim, Christian and Jewish culture.

 

Through this cookbook, one will be able to learn to cook simple dishes known in Jerusalem, Israel.Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei said he himself makes Shakshuka and tabbouleh salad quite often. Shakshuka is a dish of eggs mixed with some herbs and tomato sauce (as seen in the photo above).

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Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

2017-05-14 01:00:00

Hikmet Çetinkaya‘s Oil Painting Exhibition- Poppies of Remembrance-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan to commemorate the soldiers killed in Gallipoli, Turkey. Volunteers from Australia and New Zealand provided help for the British-led army as the Allies tried to knock the German-allied Ottoman Empire out of the war in 1915. The Turks eventually drove the Allies off their land in a bloody war claiming the lives of 250,000 Turkish soldiers and more than 100,000 allied soldiers, mostly from Australia and New Zealand.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan, the Representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei said Hikmet Çetinkaya is famous for poppy paintings and each poppy represents one fallen soldier. The exhibition in Taipei at Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall runs from May 5th to May 21st.

 

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Bridge 268 to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

Bridge 268, a charity drive to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

Bridge 268, a charity drive to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

2017-05-07 01:00:00

Bridge 268 is a campaign in Taiwan to collect used shoes, used sneakers, backpacks and second hand English reading books for children between 7-12 years old in Swaziland, a small country in southern Africa. The charity donation drive was organized by Ms.Zeethu Dlamini, wife of the ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland in Taiwan. Ms.Zeethu Dlamini said she hopes to collect 200 used shoes, sneakers and backpacks for 200 students in Swaziland and her idea is to help one school at a time.

 

If you are in Taiwan and wish to help (donation is until May 30), for details, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/Bridge268/

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Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

2017-04-30 01:00:00

The UK is the world leader in offshore wind, with 5 GW operating today and with more than one million jobs created in this sector. Taiwan and the UK signed an MOU on renewable energy in 2016 with the hope to work together on the development of offshore wind energy in Taiwan. Taiwan’s government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix of containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The development of offshore wind energy has been the focus and the government’s long-term goal is to raise Taiwan’s offshore-wind power capacity to 3GW by 2025.

 

Apart from science and technology, Taiwan and the UK have forged cooperation in many other areas. Ms.Catherine Nettleton, the representative of the British Office in Taipei said this year, the UK is going to send a team of around 200 athletes to Taiwan to take part in the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade or World University Games adding that It is an opportunity to build sporting links with Taiwan through “SPORT is GREAT” campaign. 

 

Video of pre-interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89La9xhwW5k

 

 

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Interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton, the representative of the British Office in Taipei

Interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton, the representative of the British Office in Taipei

Interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton, the representative of the British Office in Taipei

2017-04-23 01:00:00

The representative of the British Office in Taipei, Ms.Catherine Nettleton, said the UK will remain an open economy that attracts a lot of investment and will aim for the freest possible relationship with former EU partners once the UK leaves the EU. The UK will continue to have strong economic social ties with the rest of Europe and will address the challenge of leaving the EU so that disruption could be minimized.

 

Ms.Catherine Nettleton said Brexit will not have any impact on Taiwan-UK existing relations, but instead Taiwan and the UK will continue to enjoy vibrant exchanges including cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, science, education and renewable energy.

 

Video of pre-interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89La9xhwW5k

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