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Dr.Chao Chih-ping, a banana expert helps fight black sigatoga in Saint Lucia On the Line
2017-11-19
  • 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

    Photo with a banana grower joining black sigatoka management programme in St. Lucia on 2015 (Photo by TBRI)
  • 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 Chi-ping, the director of Taiwan Banana Research Institute (Photo by TBRI)
  • 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

    Black sigatoka testing plot of banana cultivars offered by TBRI in St. Lucia (Photo by TBRI)
  • 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

    Smiling of a St. Lucia banana grower in his banana orchard (Photo by TBRI)
  • 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

    Field photo with banana black sigatoka disease management unit personnel in St. Lucia on May, 2017 (Photo by TBRI)

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.

Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

2017-07-16 01:00:00

Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, the head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei said South Africa has advanced agro processing but the industry is in the hands of a few businesspeople and his government hopes to expand this industry. Aquaculture is one sector South Africa hopes to grow and the government of South Africa has introduced Operation Phakisa since 2013 and the focus is on ocean economy and health. Taiwan has had close cooperation with South Africa in the areas of agro-processing and aquaculture. Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane said he has seen the highly sophisticated technology in Taiwan and the technology of aquaculture has been transferred to South Africa adding that when he retires, he will engage in aquaculture business with Taiwan.

 

 

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Taiwan-South Africa relations

Taiwan-South Africa relations

Taiwan-South Africa relations

2017-07-09 01:00:00

Taiwan and South Africa have had close relations in trade and investment. The bilateral trade amounts to around USD$ 1.8 billion per year. Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, the head of mission of the Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei said Taiwanese companies in South Africa employ around 45,000 South Africans and most companies engage in manufacturing and service industries. Bank of Taiwan, established in in 1992 in South Africa, has a full banking license in Johannesburg, thus allowing Taiwanese businesspeople to have more efficient and speedy banking service between Taiwan and South Africa. The South African representative said he hopes Bank of Taiwan will open more branches in his country citing the example that Investec and FNB (First National Bank) of South Africa have deals with banks in Taiwan and the financial transaction has exceeded USD$400 million.

 

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India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

2017-07-02 01:00:00

Mr.Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association, the Indian representative office in Taiwan said Indian movies have emerged to the center stage in Taiwan recently and recently a blockbuster Dangal has been screened for weeks at major movie theaters in Taiwan. The Indian representative said Indian movies have been the promoter of Indian culture.

 

Mr.Sridaharan Madhusudhanan is the first foreign diplomat to have taken part in the 9-day Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage in Taiwan and he has also translated the Book of Songs from 11th to 7th centuries in China into Tamil.

 

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

 

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Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

2017-06-25 01:00:00

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

 

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