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Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan On the Line
2017-06-25
  • Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Indian Community in Taipei is enjoying a Garba Dance evening (Photo courtesy of ITA)
  • Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association (Indian representative office in Taiwan)
  • Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Taiwan Bhangra Group performing Punjabi Folk Dance (Photo courtesy of ITA)
  • Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association (Indian representative office in Taiwan)
  • Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

    Taiwan and India signed a letter of intent in the field of mountain railway heritage (Photo courtesy of CNA)

Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association (the Indian representative office in Taiwan) said the relations between Taiwan and India have been growing. Currently there are around 3,000 Indian nationals living in Taiwan and among them, 1,000 are students pursuing higher education. The number of students can be increased as compared to more than 160 thousand Indian students in the US, but Indian students are concerned about the instability of scholarships provided to them. Another factor is that it is hard for them to find employment after graduation.But some universities provide them with jobs in Taiwanese companies in India. Around 90 Taiwanese companies have invested in Taiwan and these students can serve as a connecting link between Taiwan and India.

  

 

The Indian representative said the bilateral cooperation is not confined to education and trade, but has extended to railway heritage and both sides signed a letter of intent in late December 2016. This will pave way for both sides to protect and manage the mountain railway heritage. Taiwan and India each constructed mountain railways including the Alishan Forest Railway in Taiwan and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Kalka Shimla Railway and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2005,UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and in 2008 The Kalka Shimla Railway became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3PsigQxT0M

 

Interview with Mr.Seraki Matsebe, South African Representative in Taiwan

Interview with Mr.Seraki Matsebe, South African Representative in Taiwan

Interview with Mr.Seraki Matsebe, South African Representative in Taiwan

2018-08-19 01:00:00

Mr.Seraki Matsebe, the Representative of the Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei said SMEs (Small and Medium-sized enterprises) are the backbone of Taiwan’s economy and South Africa is moving on the same track adding that SME’s in South Africa, in order to survive, need to engage in partnership with other countries including those from Taiwan. Taiwan’s minister of economic affairs led a delegation to South Africa recently to foster such connections.

 

Taiwan and South Africa have had cooperation in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and every year joint working committee between the two sides is held alternately in Taiwan and South Africa.

 

https://youtu.be/b64B_cAyTYM

 

 

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Liaison Office of South Africa hosted centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela in Taipei

Liaison Office of South Africa hosted centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela in Taipei

Liaison Office of South Africa hosted centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela in Taipei

2018-08-12 01:00:00

July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day, an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. This year marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela and the centenary is an occasion to honor his devotion to fighting poverty and social justice for all.

 

The Liaison Office of South Africa hosted its centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela at the Tzu Chi Foundation in Taipei. The Mission marked this event in conjunction with the Women’s Day celebration on August 9th. August 9th marks the day of the great women’s march of 1956 in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was a tireless advocate for the empowerment of women and girls.

 

 

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Indonesian media executives visit Taiwan to discuss digital transformation and to explore cooperation

Indonesian media executives visit Taiwan to discuss digital transformation and to explore cooperation

Indonesian media executives visit Taiwan to discuss digital transformation and to explore cooperation

2018-08-05 01:00:00

A group of media executives from different news organizations visited Taiwan in July and one of them is The Jakarta Post, a leading English newspaper in Indonesia. Mr.Nezar Patria, the Editor in Chief of The Jakarta Post said they provide online content apart from the newspaper version of the English newspaper in Indonesia adding that they also produce video contents in order to attract more young readers. Mr.Nezar Patria said the media in Indonesia should work more closely with those in Taiwan as there are around 300 thousand Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan and the government of Taiwan is pushing for the New Southbound Policy.

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German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about his experience living in Taiwan

German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about his experience living in Taiwan

German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about his experience living in Taiwan

2018-07-29 01:00:00

Mr.Martin Eberts, the German representative in Taiwan said the investment Germany hopes to attract from Taiwan includes high tech sector, automotive industry, e-mobility and machinery.

 

Looking back on the last three to four years in Taiwan, Mr.Martin Eberts said he has started new fields of cooperation namely in the areas of energy, transport technology and demographic change in the aging society. He said he has also invited some ministers from Germany to visit Taiwan. Now that he is leaving Taiwan, Mr.Martin Eberts said he is going to miss the friendliness of the people of Taiwan adding that working in Taiwan was fun because of the openness of the people.

   

https://youtu.be/Ove8dZPC7SM

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German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about Taiwan-Germany cooperation on renewable energy

German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about Taiwan-Germany cooperation on renewable energy

German representative in Taiwan, Martin Eberts talks about Taiwan-Germany cooperation on renewable energy

2018-07-22 01:00:00

In April, Taiwan and Germany signed an agreement on Taiwan-Germany cooperation in the area of emissions trading. The agreement was signed by representatives from both countries. The agreement includes monitoring, reporting and verifying emissions.

 

Martin Eberts, the German representative in Taiwan humbly said both Taiwan and Germany can learn from each other in the area of renewable energy adding that Taiwan and Germany should have closer energy cooperation.

 

Taiwan hopes to increase the share of green energy to 20% by 2025 and to phase out the use of nuclear energy by then. Germany took the same path a few years ago. Taiwan adopted its Climate Change Act in 2015 with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of 50% by 2050 and German companies can support Taiwanese firms.  

 

https://youtu.be/Ove8dZPC7SM

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Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital talks about overseas medical aid

Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital talks about overseas medical aid

Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital talks about overseas medical aid

2018-07-15 01:00:00

Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital said before sending a team overseas, they have to work with various government departments and NGOs adding that overseas medical assistance has to do with the local environmental protection and nutrition improvement as it involves not only medical service but also nutrition, food security, safe water and education. 

 

On today’s show, Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital will share with us her experience working in various countries providing medical assistance.

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Interview with Dr,Nina Kao, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital

Interview with Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital

Interview with Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital

2018-07-08 01:00:00

Taiwan has provided medical aid to many countries in the world. A number of NGOs and hospitals in Taiwan have done so and one example is Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan that launched its overseas medical missions in 2008. Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital, said Changhua Christian Hospital has provided medical assistance to Africa, South Pacific, the Caribbean countries and some Asian countries.

 

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Bruno Duparc of Alliance Française: the number of Taiwanese students learning French is increasing

Bruno Duparc of Alliance Française: the number of Taiwanese students learning French is increasing

Bruno Duparc of Alliance Française: the number of Taiwanese students learning French is increasing

2018-07-01 01:00:00

French President Emmanuel Macron said France is back and Bruno Duparc, the director of Alliance Française of Taiwan said French is back and the number of students learning French has been increasing. There are around 2,000 Taiwanese students at Alliance Française of Taiwan, not to mention those who major in French at universities in Taiwan. Alliance Française 850 centers in around 130 countries in the world and there are two centers in Taiwan, Taipei and Kaohsiung. Bruno Duparc hopes to establish another center in the central Taiwan city of Taichung in the future.

  

Watch Bruno Duparc on You Tube

https://youtu.be/HiE0MmgCasQ

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Interview with Bruno Duparc, the director of Alliance Française of Taiwan

Interview with Bruno Duparc, the director of Alliance Française of Taiwan

Interview with Bruno Duparc, the director of Alliance Française of Taiwan

2018-06-24 01:00:00

Bruno Duparc, the director of Alliance Française of Taiwan said Alliance Française is a non-profit organization founded in 1883 to promote French language learning and French culture. It has 850 centers in around 130 countries in the world and the two centers in Taiwan are located in Taipei and Kaohsiung, northern Taiwan.

 

 

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Interview with members of Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship

Interview with members of Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship

Interview with members of Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship

2018-06-17 01:00:00

Three members of the German Bundestag or German Parliament visited Taiwan in May to understand the political, economic and social development in Taiwan. The three members are Mr.Axel Fischer, a member of the Budget Committee, Mr.Carsten Müller, member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy as well as Mr.Peter Aumer, a member of the Committee on Labor and Social Affairs.

 

The three members of the German parliament also exchanged views with Taiwanese government officials in the areas of renewable energy and environmental protection policy.

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Interview with BMI (Banteng Muda Indonesia), a youth wing of Indonesian ruling party on Taiwan-Indonesia exchanges

Interview with BMI (Banteng Muda Indonesia), a youth wing of Indonesian ruling party on Taiwan-Indonesia exchanges

Interview with BMI (Banteng Muda Indonesia), a youth wing of Indonesian ruling party on Taiwan-Indonesia exchanges

2018-06-10 01:00:00

Indonesian PDI-P (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan) or Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle was founded in 1998 with the chairperson, Megawati Sukarnoputri who was also the Indonesian president between 2001 and 2004. BMI (Banteng Muda Indonesia) or Indonesian Young Bulls is a youth wing of Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s political party. A group of BMI members led by its Jakarta chapter Dian Eka Yanto visited Taiwan recently to explore opportunities to work with Taiwan and to establish a chapter in Taiwan in the future. Liliyana from the Woman and Children’s Division and Prisca Soetikno, secretary of Law and Human Rights’ Division of BMI share with us their views on BMI.

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Interview with the founder of LunchBox Press, Ofer Vardi

Interview with the founder of LunchBox, Ofer Vardi

Interview with the founder of LunchBox, Ofer Vardi

2018-06-03 01:00:00

Ofer Vardi recently visited Taiwan to explore the possibility of working with a Taiwanese publisher. Ofer Vardi is a publisher and editor-in-chief of LunchBox Press, a publishing company that publishes cookbooks and culinary content in Israel.

 

Recently four of the cookbooks published by LunchBox Press have been nominated for an award to be presented at The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is compared to the Oscar Academy Awards for movies, every year they honor the best food and wine books and books from around 200 countries participate in these prestigious awards

 

“Going Paprikash: The Best of Hungarian Jewish Cuisine”, one of the best-selling books was written by Ofer Vardi himself and the book includes more than 100 easy recipes that he learned from his grandmother’s Hungarian cooking.

 

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