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Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung On the Line
2017-05-28
  • Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Mr.Asher Yarden, Israeli representative shows Israeli books translated in Chinese
  • Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei
  • Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei
  • Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Israeli office makes donations to help schools and NGOs in Taitung

    Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei

Last year, Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei donated 117 earthquake-proof tables invented by Israelis, to the city of Tainan, southern Taiwan with funds that were allocated for Israeli National Day reception. This year, Mr.Asher Yarden, the Israeli representative said his office works with a major international chain hotel and other sponsors to extend assistance to the underprivileged in Taitung, Eastern Taiwan. Mr.Asher Yarden said they visited schools and NGOs in Taitung and made donations to help them. Taiwan even though is a developed economy, Mr.Yarden said his office still hopes to provide assistance to the underprivileged groups and to give back to the society in Taiwan.

  

An Israeli cookbook, translated in traditional Chinese, was released in Taiwan in April and asked whether his office will get more Israeli books translated into traditional Chinese, the Israeli representative said his answer was affirmative because many readers in Taiwan are still interested in Israeli books. Next year, Israel will be the theme country of the Taipei International Book Exhibition and the Israeli representative said he will promote Israel thorough Israeli literature.

 

RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

2017-12-17 01:00:00

Kiribati is an island republic in the Central Pacific and the embassy of Kiribati was opened in Taipei in May 2013. Taiwan and Kiribati established diplomatic ties in 2003. The Ambassador of Kiribati Ambassador Teekoa Iuta said there are many ongoing cooperative projects between Taiwan and Kiribati. Some of the projects include humanitarian assistance, the construction of the airport runway, human resources development, short-term vocational training, clean energy, medical cooperation and education.

 

On the part of medical cooperation, Taiwan’s Mackay Memorial Hospital has been sending medical teams to Kiribati. The second mission Taiwan Mobile Medical Mission from Mackay Memorial Hospital completed the mission in September 2017 and it was the 23rd Taiwan Medical Mission to visit Kiribati. Taiwan has dispatched medical team to Kiribati since the establishment of the diplomatic ties. Every year, two teams are sent to Kiribati. The medical specialists provided outpatient clinics and rheumatic heart disease screening. According to Mackay Memorial Hospital, The team served 747 outpatients and 23 of them were considered as referral for overseas treatment. More and more patients from Kiribati have received treatment in Taiwan. Apart from outpatient clinics, the specialists also provide on-job training for medical staff and interns in Kiribati.

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Louise Bystrom talks about Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei

Louise Bystrom talks about Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei

Louise Bystrom talks about Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei

2017-12-03 01:00:00

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei was founded in 2010 in Taipei and the CEO of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei, Louise Bystrom said the aim is to promote commercial and industrial relations between Taiwan and Sweden. The chamber of commerce organizes various activities including Sweden Day and this year it will take place on December 9 at the Huashan Creative Park in Taipei. This allows the public in Taiwan to understand more about Sweden and to have face to face contact with Swedish companies in Taiwan Swedish companies have strong presence in Taiwan.

 

 http://swedchamtw.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/swedendaytaiwan/

 

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Interview with Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert and the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Interview with Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert and the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Interview with Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert and the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute

2017-11-26 01:00:00

Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert and the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute said it takes 3.5 to 5 years to develop a new variety of bananas and variety improvement is one of the biggest achievements Taiwan Banana Research Institute has made. Dr.Chao Chih-ping is the Director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute. Dr.Chao obtained his PhD in plant pathology at Lousiana State University, USA and master’s degree at Illinois University studying plant pathology and In late September at Asia Agri-Tech Expo and Forum, Taiwan Banana Research Institute made worldwide debut of TaiJiao No.7 or Banana No.7 and the unique trait is that it is the first variety the institute has registered in foreign countries and the property right can be protected.

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Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert helps fight black sigatoga in Saint Lucia

Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert helps fight black sigatoga in Saint Lucia

Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert helps fight black sigatoga in Saint Lucia

2017-11-19 01:00:00

Dr,Chao Chi-ping, the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute, has been devoted to the research of bananas for many decades. Dr.Chao Chih-ping has helped many foreign governments in the area of banana disease fighting, management and production. He has helped fight black sigatoka, a leaf spot disease in bananas in Saint Lucia and he said the production of bananas in Saint Lucia today has increased by 40% of the total volume in 2010 when the banana industry was devastated by black sigatoka. Dr.Chao has also been invited by the Australian government to help them fight TR4 Panama disease along with an expert from South Africa

 

In this week’s edition, Dr.Chao Chih-ping shares with us his views on international cooperation and how he has helped fight banana diseases in other countries. Dr.Chao Chih-ping is the Director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute. Dr.Chao obtained his PhD in plant pathology at Lousiana State University, USA and master’s degree at Illinois University studying plant pathology.

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Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert talks about Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert talks about Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert talks about Taiwan Banana Research Institute

2017-11-12 01:00:00

Taiwan Banana Research Institute was founded in 1970 to promote the quality of banana production, improve the quality of banana and reduce the cost of production of bananas in Taiwan.

 

Banana is the most important fruit for export in Taiwan, grown under the subtropical weather, Taiwan’s banana has a flavor superior to those produced in tropical countries and a large quantity of Taiwan’s bananas has been exported to Japan in the last few decades. The banana industry in Taiwan has been affected due to the competition of bananas from the Philippines. How can Taiwan’s bananas beat the competition? What are some contributing factors that affect the banana production in Taiwan? Let’s hear from Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert and the Director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute. Dr.Chao obtained his PhD in plant pathology at Lousiana State University, USA and master’s degree at Illinois University studying plant pathology.

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2017 D 67 Fall Conference in Taipei

2017 D 67 Fall Conference in Taipei

2017 D 67 Fall Conference in Taipei

2017-11-05 01:00:00

Toastmasters International is an NGO headquartered in the US with the purpose to help its members improve communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Taiwan’s first Toastmaster Club was established in 1958 and the governing body is D67 of Toastmasters International located in Taipei. Trini Ding, the District Director of Taiwan D67 said Toastmasters D67 is a two-day conference that welcomes over 700 Toastmasters and guests to watch the finals where members will compete at the speech contest. Mayumi Hu, a member of the organizing committee said the registration starts now and they are making big efforts to make the big contest a huge success in Taiwan.

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Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei talks about investment and food cooperation with Taiwan

Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei talks about investment and food cooperation with Taiwan

Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei talks about investment and food cooperation with Taiwan

2017-10-29 01:00:00

Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei said bilateral investment between Taiwan and Germany has intensified over the years and Germany basically has a full scope of bilateral trade with Taiwan adding that Taiwan is a preferred destination for high tech businesses due to the reliability and security of the location.

 

Germany is a key player in organic food in the world with high quality food without GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism) and Mr.Martin Eberts said the government of Germany senses the same situation in Taiwan and hopes to increase cooperation in the area of organic agriculture. Taiwan’s organic agriculture began rather late in the 1980s but the market for organic food has grown by leaps and bounds due to rising concerns of food security, increasing awareness of health concerns and benefits.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx5ne9KS7Y4

 

 

 

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Interview with Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei

Interview with Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei

Interview with Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei

2017-10-22 01:00:00

Mr.Martin Eberts, the Director General of the German Institute Taipei, said the election in Germany ended peacefully and he was not surprised at the results.

The German representative in Taiwan said the political situation in Germany has changed and it is a normal process in a democracy so there is no need for any worries that a new party, AfD, the right-wing party will join the parliament. The government will continue to address the economic and security issues and fulfills its obligation to implement the climate change policy. Terrorism is EU’s citizens fastest growing concern and Germany will work with other countries in the world to combat terrorism.

 

Collaboration with Taiwan will increase with the focus on the energy sector that was introduced a couple years ago, Mr.Martin Eberts added. The focus of the cooperation will be on renewable energy and energy transition both on the regulations and laws as well as the technical side especially in the field of off-shore wind energy adding that Germany could share with Taiwan the experience of energy transition. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx5ne9KS7Y4

 

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Interview with MIPC representative Achilles Yeh and Mozambique musicians

Interview with MIPC representative Achilles Yeh and Mozambique musicians

Interview with MIPC representative Achilles Yeh and Mozambique musicians

2017-10-15 01:00:00

The representative of Mozambique Investment Promotion Center (MIPC), Mr.Achilles Yeh brought four musicians from Mozambique to perform at the Taichung Jazz Festival in Central Taiwan which runs from Oct 7th to 15th.

 

Taichung Jazz Festival is an international festival with musicians from USA, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Israel and Mozambique.

 

In our studio today, we are joined by Mr. Achilles Yeh, the representative of  Mozambique Investment Promotion Center in Taiwan along with four Mozambique musicians, Dúa Maciel, Orlando Venhereque, Walter Mabas and Xixel Langa.

 

https://youtu.be/_90Be4zPWjo

 

【RTI 】MIPC showcases Mozambique music in Taiwan

( Part 1)

https://youtu.be/hlkwON4FoUk

 ( Part 2)

https://youtu.be/0W0Xc0zeGD8

 ( Part 3)

https://youtu.be/u7KcTk5R-rI

( Part 4)

https://youtu.be/bVwOwRr3JGk

 

 

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Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel talks about educational and trade exchanges between Taiwan and Saint Lucia

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel talks about educational and trade exchanges between Taiwan and Saint Lucia

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel talks about educational and trade exchanges between Taiwan and Saint Lucia

2017-10-08 01:00:00

In our last week’s edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel talked about the ICT cooperation between Taiwan and Saint Lucia and how he hopes to promote tourism.

 

In this edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said education and health sectors are important to Saint Lucia adding that health services in Taiwan are second to none in the world as he has lived in the US and the UK before. He said many students from Saint Lucia major in various disciplines in Taiwan including health services, engineering and agriculture. He believes these students will make a difference in the future when they return to Saint Lucia. The ambassador’s daughter came to Taiwan to study even before he was posted in Taiwan in 2015 as she was fascinated by things in Taiwan. She turned down the offer by the University of the West Indies and came to study in Taiwan instead.

 

During his tenure in Taiwan, the ambassador hopes to push for business development and through business partnership and investment, the ties between Taiwan and Saint Lucia can be further cemented as it will create jobs in the country. He said there will joint-venture in agro-processing and other types of business investment. Taiwanese are good at manufacturing and they can come to Saint Lucia to do light manufacturing business. Goods assembled and manufactured in Saint Lucia can be exported to all the Caribbean countries enjoying duty free qualifications.

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Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia talks about ICT cooperation with Taiwan

2017-10-01 01:00:00

In last week’s edition, the ambassador of Saint Lucia, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said agriculture is an important industry for Saint Lucia as tourism sector in Saint Lucia has been growing. Saint Lucia is self-sufficient in the production of many fruits and vegetables.

 

Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said Taiwan Technical Mission has been working with the government of Saint Lucia to revolutionize ICT sector in Saint Lucia. ICT center was established and e-government system has been implemented including the police force and the health system. The project that will be completed by the end of 2018 is a GINet (Government Island-wide Network) which is another cooperative project between Taiwan and Saint Lucia allowing Wi-Fi connectivity across the island.

 

The economy of Saint Lucia depends on tourism and attracts around 350 thousand tourists every year. Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said he hopes more Taiwanese will visit his beautiful country in the future and his government hopes to promote a package of tourism which includes some other famous resorts in the Bahamas and Barbados.

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Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia

Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia

Interview with Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel from Saint Lucia

2017-09-24 01:00:00

Saint Lucia is an island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The ambassador of Saint Lucia Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said agriculture is an important industry for Saint Lucia as it has to satisfy the demand of the growing tourism sector.

 

Saint Lucia is not only self-sufficient in the production of many fruits and vegetables but exports them to other countries as well. Since 2010, the banana industry has been threatened by black sigatoka, a leaf-spot disease of bananas, and Taiwan has been helping the farmers fight black sigatoka in Saint Lucia, thereby guiding farmers in implementing disease control measures and restoring capacity back to the banana industry in Saint Lucia. 

 

Before assuming the post as the ambassador in Taiwan, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel once served as the vice minister of agriculture, vice foreign minister, and the deputy consul-general in New York.

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