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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.

 

Please watch the video interview

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

 

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

2016-08-07 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysia said she hopes the bilateral trade and investment between Taiwan and Malaysia can be further enhanced. More than 1,750 Taiwanese companies have invested in Malaysia. And there have been 40 cases of Malaysian investment in Taiwan up to May with a total amount of USD$12.7 million.

 

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysia said a leading real estate company from Taiwan has set up branches in Malaysia to promote the sale of high-end properties in Malaysia to Taiwanese. Around 100 Taiwanese have participated in Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program where most of them had purchased properties in Malaysia. MM2H is an international residency program enacted by the Malaysian government to allow foreigners to live in Malaysia on a long-stay visa.

 

Asked what the Malaysian representative office in Taiwan hopes to achieve in the near future, Datuk Adeline Leong said she hopes to promote more people-to-people contact and hopes there will be a sister city relationship between the two capital cities of Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. As a member of the Rotary Club International, she already witnessed the close contact between clubs in Taiwan and Malaysia.

 

To find out more, let’s hear from Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjVuC_QPM4

 

 

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Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

2016-07-31 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC) said people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased over the years.

 

In March this year, Taiwan’s budget airline launched its flight to Sabah, a popular destination for Taiwanese because of its scenic beauty. Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, the director of Malaysia Tourism Board said in 2015, around 283,000 Taiwanese visited Malaysia, an increase of 34% over the five-year period with a total number of 211,000 Taiwanese arrivals in 2011.

 

In the area of trade and investment, Taiwan has become 10 top approved investment source of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) into Malaysia with approved investment of 1.3 billion MYR (around USD$329 million). Between January and May this year, there were 40 cases of Malaysian investment in Taiwan with a total amount of USD$12.7 million.

 

To find out more, let’s hear from Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjVuC_QPM4

 

 

 

 

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MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

2016-07-24 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC) said MFTC functions as the Malaysian representative office in Taiwan with offices including the visa and consular office, the trade division, the investment division, the tourism office and the general affairs office. MFTC promotes bilateral exchanges between Taiwan and Malaysia and looks after the interests of some 5,000 Malaysian citizens living and working in Taiwan and 16,000 Malaysian students studying here. 

 

In 2015, the bilateral trade was US$ 15.44 billion, a slight decrease over 2014 with the total amount of US$18 billion. Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), the director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) said the bilateral trade in the first four months of this year increased by 1.6%. 

  

Our guests today are Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjVuC_QPM4

 

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