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Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei talks about investment and food cooperation with Taiwan On the Line
2017-10-29
  • 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

    50th Anniversary of Taiwan-Germany Agricultural Cooperation (Photo by Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture)
  • 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 (right)
  • 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
  • Interview with Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei

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

    Mr.Martin Eberts, Director General, German Institute Taipei

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

 

 

 

Wow Africa promotes the understanding of Africa in Taiwan

Wow Africa promotes the understanding of Africa in Taiwan

Wow Africa promotes the understanding of Africa in Taiwan

2017-03-26 01:00:00

Wow Africa is an NGO in Taiwan with the goal to promote the understanding of Africa through economic and cultural exchanges. It is also a platform to provide information about Africa to the general public in Taiwan. It bridges the gap between Taiwan and Africa and according to Pepe He Pei-Jia, co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Wow Africa, the media in Taiwan focuses on negative coverage of Africa and her NGO is to break the stereotype of negative perceptions about Africa. She said, for example, Rwanda, which has been perceived as underdeveloped, has been plastic free since 2008. The African country completely banned the use of plastic bags while other countries started imposing taxes on plastic bags.

 

Wow Africa has a Chinese website in Taiwan, and you can visit their website,

https://wowafrica.tw/

 

 

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Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

2017-03-19 01:00:00

Datuk Yong Soo Heong was invited by Taiwan’s foreign ministry in late 2016 to witness what the government has been doing to promote the New Southbound Policy. In January this year, he submitted articles to his former company, Bernama, Malaysian national agency and the Edge Financial Daily, the most prestigious business and investment weekly in Malaysia. In his article, he talked about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the areas of education and investment. 

 

In the area of education, Datuk Yong Soo Heong said apart from Taiwanese government’s decision to increase the quota of scholarships from 20 to 30 Malaysian students, he said the educational institutions and the Taiwanese government should also hold education fairs in ASEAN countries and provide workshops as well as training to local institution to attract more non-ethnic Chinese to pursue higher education in Taiwan. Currently, around 15,000 Malaysian students, mostly Malaysian Chinese, are studying in Taiwan.

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Interview with Datuk Yong Soo Heong, former Chief Executive of Bernama

Interview with Datuk Yong Soo Heong, former Chief Executive of Bernama

Interview with Datuk Yong Soo Heong, former Chief Executive of Bernama

2017-03-12 01:00:00

Datuk Yong Soo Heong said his father’s hope was for him to acquire a position in the government of Malaysia. Datuk Yong said he started working for Bernama, Malaysian national agency whose customers are both from the government and private sectors, providing news to customers across Malaysia.

 

He started out as a sports reporter as he loves to play badminton and later on he was transferred to the business section and his live interview with then-prime minister Dr.Mahatir Mohamad on Malaysian economic policy during the financial crisis in 1998 was televised nationwide. Datuk Yong Soo Heong was appointed Chief Executive, the third person to rise to the post in Bernama and the first Chinese Malaysian.

 

Asked what his challenges were when he led Bernama, he said the transition from business section to political section in his career and the lack of Malaysian reporters who had a good command of English speaking and writing.  

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The 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Taiwan

The 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Taiwan

The 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Taiwan

2017-03-05 01:00:00

The 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day was in Taipei on January 19. This year marks the second year that Taiwan has held International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is usually observed on January 27. The event was jointly organized by Israeli and German representative offices as well as Taiwan’s Ministry of Education and the Central Library.

 

President Tsai Ing-wen was invited to make a speech and she said she hoped to see Taiwan and Israel undertake more cooperation in culture and education so that lessons of the holocaust will not be forgotten. The president cited an example of the error made by students of Kuang Fu Senior High School in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan who dressed up in Nazi uniforms at their school anniversary in December last year adding that Taiwan’s society does not have enough understanding of what happened to the Jewish people.

 

Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei said six million Jewish people were killed during the Holocaust and it is not merely a figure but it represents the lives of six million people. It took 70 years for the number of Jewish people in the world to reach nearly 16.6 million of 1939 before the Nazi genocide began.

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Interview with Victoria Hsu Hsiu-wen, president of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

Interview with Victoria Hsu Hsiu-wen, president of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

Interview with Victoria Hsu Hsiu-wen, president of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

2017-02-26 01:00:00

The Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) was founded in 2009 to promote the expansion of civil rights for same sex couples including the rights to inherit and to adopt a child. The president of TAPCR, Victoria Hsu said they sent to the legislature the draft amendment to the Civil Code which incorporated the issue of same sex marriage in 2013 and passed its first reading. The bill failed to pass the second and third readings by late 2015 and it was automatically invalidated.

 

In 2016, DPP legislator proposed amendments to the Civil Code by adding the paragraph recognizing “both parties of a same sex marriage. But according to Victoria Hsu, Article 971-1 or known as 971-bis is the most controversial as it applies to gay and heterosexual couples, but not to the intersex, transgender people and the third gender.

 

Victoria Hsu, the president of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) will share with us her views on same sex marriage. Victoria Hsu is a lawyer and a member of the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan (Taiwan’s Cabinet).

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