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Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu On the Line
2017-07-30
  • Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    A road near Paris named after Ambassador Michel Lu (Photo by the Council of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Europe)
  • Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    Former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu (Photo courtesy of Central News Agency)
  • Interview with  former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    Interview with former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu

    Former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu (Photo courtesy of Central News Agency)

Ambassador Michel Lu Ching-long was posted in France three times on and off for a period of 16 years in total. Amb.Lu had been devoted to the promotion of bilateral ties between Taiwan and France and his performance of Taiwanese glove puppetry had impressed many important personages and people from different walks of life in France during his posting. On this week’s On the Line, former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu Ching-long shares with us his views on the bilateral exchanges.

 

Mrs.Lupthawan Walsh talks about Thai migrant workers in Taiwan

Mrs.Lupthawan Walsh talks about Thai migrant workers in Taiwan

Mrs.Lupthawan Walsh talks about Thai migrant workers in Taiwan

2016-09-11 01:00:00

The number of migrant workers in Taiwan has totaled around 590,000 people, an increase of 220,000 workers over the last decade. Most of the workers are from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. There are around 60,000 Thai workers in Taiwan and according to the head of the Labor Division of Taipei Office of the Thailand Trade and Economic Office, Mrs.Lupthawan Walsh, most of them are engaged in the manufacturing industry. Some do the construction work. 41,000 of whom are located in the northern and central parts of Taiwan and 19,000 in the south. Thai workers are known for their hard-working attitude and have become important in many labor markets around the world including in the Middle East, and Korea. Taiwan is the largest recipient of Thai workers so far.

 

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Taiwan’s 2016 International Elite Leadership Seminar

Taiwan’s 2016 International Elite Leadership Seminar

Taiwan’s 2016 International Elite Leadership Seminar

2016-09-04 01:00:00

In late August, Taiwan’s International elite leadership seminar sponsored by Taiwan’s foreign ministry brought together 26 young elites from Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Mongolia. Some of them work for their governments and parliaments, while others are involved with the media, NGOs and academic institutions.

 

Our guests this week are Ms.Yulia Tolkishevskaya, Analyst of International Cooperation Department at Skolkovo Foundation in Russia, Ms.Ana Diakonidze, a lecturer at Tbilisi State University (TSU) in Georgia and Ms.Olga Rosca, media adviser at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development based in London. Olga Rosca is from Moldova.

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Prof.Ido Bruno showcases earthquake-proof tables in Taiwan

Prof.Ido Bruno showcases earthquake-proof tables in Taiwan

Prof.Ido Bruno showcases earthquake-proof tables in Taiwan

2016-08-28 01:00:00

Professor Ido Bruno, a professor at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design,recently visited Taiwan to showcase to the Taiwanese the earthquake-proof tables. The table, designed by Bezalel student Arthur Brutter and his instructor Ido Bruno, is engineered to shield two students from a ton of debris and falling objects when an earthquake strikes. The earthquake-proof desk can withstand a vertical impact tests of up to 1000 kg.

The idea, according to Professor Ido Bruno came from his student, Arthur Brutter’s soldier friend who witnessed children killed in the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Professor Ido Bruno said the cost of the earthquake-proof table should not be more than twice as much as a standard table. He understands that many schools in developing countries cannot afford these tables but his is aim is to provide affordable protection to people in earthquake-prone areas of the world and not to make money. So for each country, he has a tailor-made strategy, for example in Bhutan, the patent owner, A.D. Meraz company gives the sole copyright for free to produce the tables in that south Asian country.

 

If you would like to know more about the earthquake-proof table, please visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPtM3dBGQck.

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/04/11/earthquake-proof-table-by-arthur-brutterand-ido-bruno/

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Mozambique representative, Achilles Yeh encourages Taiwanese to invest in Mozambique

Mozambique representative, Achilles Yeh encourages Taiwanese to invest in Mozambique

Mozambique representative, Achilles Yeh encourages Taiwanese to invest in Mozambique

2016-08-21 01:00:00

Mr.Achilles Yeh, the representative of Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre said his office was founded in Taiwan three years ago to promote investment opportunities and provide assistance to FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). His main job is also to target certain Taiwanese industries to invest in Mozambique, for example, manufacturing and value added chains.

Products in Mozambique need to be re-packaged to add value to be exported to other countries and in 2015, two Taiwanese companies in Taiwan invested in packaging industries in Mozambique.

 

The Mozambique representative added that Mozambique has a population of between 23-25 million but the market around the region is around 100-150 million. Most importantly, Mozambique has a rise in consumerism. In the last five years, he has seen an increase of investment from Southeast Asian countries as well.

 

Recently he invited three famous Mozambique musicians: Walter Mabas, Orlando Venhereque,and Dua Maciel, not only to showcase Mozambique music but to let more Taiwanese get to know more about this exotic destination.

 

 

Preview of the interview on You Tube

https://youtu.be/mHhc6Ep1mjs

 

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