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Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii On the Line
2017-04-09
  • Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Dmitri Polianskii
  • Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Dmitri Polianskii
  • Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Dmitri Polianskii
  • Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Dmitri Polianskii
  • Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Interview with Russian representative in Taiwan, Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii

    Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr. Dmitri Polianskii

Taiwan and Russia have enjoyed close economic and trade cooperation as well as cultural and educational exchanges. Taiwan-Russia bilateral trade amounts to around US$3.5 billion. Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii, the Russian representative, encourages businesspeople around the world to invest in Russia and to attend the Eastern Economic Forum scheduled for September this year in Vladivostok, the biggest port in far eastern Russia.

 

According to Mr.Dmitrii Polianskii, the number of Taiwanese visitors to Russia increased by 34% from around 15,000 in 2015 to 20,000 in 2016 and he believes the number will increase in 2017.

 

Tune into this week’s On the Line as the Representative of the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission on Economic and Cultural Cooperation, Mr.Dmitri Polianskii shares with us his views on Taiwan-Russia bilateral exchanges.

 

 

Prof.Denys Springer, a visiting scholar discusses President Tsai’s cross-strait  relations

Prof.Denys Springer, a visiting scholar discusses President Tsai’s cross-strait relations

Prof.Denys Springer, a visiting scholar discusses President Tsai’s cross-strait relations

2016-05-29 01:00:00

President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first woman president pledged to maintain stable cross-strait relations with mainland China in her inaugural address on May 20. President Tsai said she will work to maintain the existing mechanisms for dialogue across the Taiwan Strait adding that she respects the historical fact of the various acknowledgements and understandings reached between the two sides in 1992. But she did not mention the phrase “1992 consensus” as used by the former government and PRC. But she did mention that she would be guided by the Constitution of the Republic of China, a saying that was accepted by China in the past.

 

Prof.Denys Springer, a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica, the most prominent academic institution in Taiwan, said, as he previously wrote in one of his articles, that President Tsai will manage the cross-strait relationship in a stable manner, a position different from the “once country on each side” stance advocated by former President Chen Shui-bian of the DPP in 2002.

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Father Yves Moal to build a nursing home in Taiwan despite current fund shortage

Father Yves Moal to build a nursing home in Taiwan despite current fund shortage

Father Yves Moal to build a nursing home in Taiwan despite current fund shortage

2016-05-22 01:00:00

Father Yves Moal, is planning to build a nursing home, called Yi Feng Garden for the elderly physically and mentally challenged people. He is a 74-year-old French priest who has dedicated his whole life to helping the disadvantaged groups in Taiwan since he arrived in Taiwan at the age of 25. The project requires a total of NT$80 million (US$ 2.47 million) and Father Yves Moal said he has raised NT$30 million (US$ 92 thousand) only so far.

 

Father Yves Moal was awarded Taiwan’s Presidential Culture Award in the humanitarian category in September 2015 for his devotion to the physically and mentally challenged, homeless, orphans and other underprivileged groups in Taiwan.

 

Apart from fundraising, Father Yves Moal runs a second-hand bookstore and relies on selling furniture made by the residents of St.Andrew Training Center, a center he is in charge of and is now home to around 50 physically and mentally challenged people in Hualien, eastern Taiwan.

 

For more information about St.Andrew Training Center (in Chinese), please visit https://www.facebook.com/anders/

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Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel says Taiwan and Saint Lucia have a number of cooperative projects

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel says Taiwan and Saint Lucia have a number of cooperative projects

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel says Taiwan and Saint Lucia have a number of cooperative projects

2016-05-15 01:00:00

The Taiwanese government has developed aquaculture in Saint Lucia by helping local farmers breed fresh water prawns, tilapia and crayfish in ponds and has helped establish a tissue culture lab and two orchid green houses. Saint Lucia now grows more than 40 species of orchids. Aquaculture and  agriculture are important to the tourism industry in Saint Lucia.

 

Bananas are an important export item for Saint Lucia. But since 2010, the banana industry has been threatened by black sigatoka, a banana leaf spot disease that can cut the fruit production in half. Small farmers could not afford expensive measures to fight the disease and the government of Taiwan has then helped farmers in Saint Lucia fight the disease, improve productivity and restore the banana growing capacity.

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Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel of Saint Lucia to Taipei

Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel of Saint Lucia to Taipei

Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel of Saint Lucia to Taipei

2016-05-08 01:00:00

Saint Lucia is an island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean nation opened an embassy in Taiwan in June 2015, in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties and it is the first embassy of Saint Lucia in the Asia Pacific region. Taiwan and Saint Lucia established diplomatic ties in 2007 and the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said both sides have been working on a wide range of cooperative projects including public health, aquaculture, education, infrastructure and culture.

 

In the field of public health, Taiwan’s Changhua Christian Hospital established partnership with Saint Jude Hospital in Saint Lucia in 2009 and they have helped train medical staff in Saint Lucia ever since.

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Prof.Lee Hong-yuan says disaster management needs strong government coordination

Prof.Lee Hong-yuan says disaster management needs strong government coordination

Prof.Lee Hong-yuan says disaster management needs strong government coordination

2016-05-01 01:00:00

According to Prof.Lee Hong-yuan, a professor in the department of civil engineering at National Taiwan University, currently there are around 6.5 million buildings, older than 30 years in Taiwan and the government needs to demonstrate stronger coordination among different ministries and local governments in order to cope with a future devastating earthquake in Taiwan.

 

Government statistics show that more than 8.6 million people live in 2.5 million buildings within 10 kilometers of an active fault line and many of these buildings are over 30 years. In early March, the government announced the database of some areas in Taiwan that are prone to soil liquefaction. Soil liquefaction has become an issue of public concern in Taiwan as many believed that it was the main factor that caused the death of 117 people in a major earthquake that hit southern Taiwan in February this year.

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