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The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change On the Line
2017-12-31
  • The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    Planting of mangroves in Kiribati (Photo taken from the Embassy of Kiribati in Taipei)
  • The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta
  • The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    Kiribati (Photo taken from the Facebook of the Embassy of Kiribati in Taipei)
  • The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta talks about climate change

    The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

The COP 23 meeting in Bonn,Germany concluded in November and the Ambassador of Kiribati, Ambassador Teekoa Iuta said she has talked to Kiribati delegation and they looked at the conference positively. Most countries take the issue seriously judging from the fact that Fiji, being a small country affected by climate change, was given the chair and that was a sign forward adding that big countries show support for a small country like Fiji to take leadership in the conference.

 

The Ambassador of Kiribati, Ambassador Teekoa Iuta added that the most important task for Kiribati is to ensure water and food security. Even without the issue of climate change, Kiribati has faced the problem of fresh water supply. But climate change makes the situation worse as it has eroded Kiribati’s land and caused salt water to penetrate into fresh water resources. Diseases such as diarrhea, cold and other health issues are prevalent and the government of Kiribati has continuously tackled this issue in order to improve the health of the people.

https://youtu.be/-Uv8KeD7NYk

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

Traditional Chinese version of Jerusalem: A Cookbook released in Taiwan

2017-05-21 01:00:00

An Israeli book “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi was translated into traditional Mandarin Chinese and was released in Taiwan in April. This cookbook has a collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem which is made up of Muslim, Christian and Jewish culture.

 

Through this cookbook, one will be able to learn to cook simple dishes known in Jerusalem, Israel.Mr.Asher Yarden, the representative of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei said he himself makes Shakshuka and tabbouleh salad quite often. Shakshuka is a dish of eggs mixed with some herbs and tomato sauce (as seen in the photo above).

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Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

2017-05-14 01:00:00

Hikmet Çetinkaya‘s Oil Painting Exhibition- Poppies of Remembrance-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan to commemorate the soldiers killed in Gallipoli, Turkey. Volunteers from Australia and New Zealand provided help for the British-led army as the Allies tried to knock the German-allied Ottoman Empire out of the war in 1915. The Turks eventually drove the Allies off their land in a bloody war claiming the lives of 250,000 Turkish soldiers and more than 100,000 allied soldiers, mostly from Australia and New Zealand.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan, the Representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei said Hikmet Çetinkaya is famous for poppy paintings and each poppy represents one fallen soldier. The exhibition in Taipei at Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall runs from May 5th to May 21st.

 

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Bridge 268 to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

Bridge 268, a charity drive to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

Bridge 268, a charity drive to help students in rural areas in Swaziland

2017-05-07 01:00:00

Bridge 268 is a campaign in Taiwan to collect used shoes, used sneakers, backpacks and second hand English reading books for children between 7-12 years old in Swaziland, a small country in southern Africa. The charity donation drive was organized by Ms.Zeethu Dlamini, wife of the ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland in Taiwan. Ms.Zeethu Dlamini said she hopes to collect 200 used shoes, sneakers and backpacks for 200 students in Swaziland and her idea is to help one school at a time.

 

If you are in Taiwan and wish to help (donation is until May 30), for details, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/Bridge268/

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Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

Ms.Catherine Nettleton talks about Taiwan-UK cooperation in renewable energy

2017-04-30 01:00:00

The UK is the world leader in offshore wind, with 5 GW operating today and with more than one million jobs created in this sector. Taiwan and the UK signed an MOU on renewable energy in 2016 with the hope to work together on the development of offshore wind energy in Taiwan. Taiwan’s government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix of containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The development of offshore wind energy has been the focus and the government’s long-term goal is to raise Taiwan’s offshore-wind power capacity to 3GW by 2025.

 

Apart from science and technology, Taiwan and the UK have forged cooperation in many other areas. Ms.Catherine Nettleton, the representative of the British Office in Taipei said this year, the UK is going to send a team of around 200 athletes to Taiwan to take part in the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade or World University Games adding that It is an opportunity to build sporting links with Taiwan through “SPORT is GREAT” campaign. 

 

Video of pre-interview with Ms.Catherine Nettleton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89La9xhwW5k

 

 

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