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Premier lays out blueprint to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Premier lays out blueprint to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030

At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Lai Ching-te said the government has drafted a blueprint for making Taiwan a bilingual nation by 2030, a major policy goal that will enhance the nation’s competitiveness. He instructed all government agencies to actively implement the blueprint’s strategies and measures in a demonstration of the administration’s commitment to the goal.

Winners of New Southbound Policy short film competition honored in Taipei Photos - New Southbound Policy

Winners of New Southbound Policy short film competition honored in Taipei

The winners of the New Southbound Policy short film competition were honored at an award ceremony Dec. 4 in Taipei City.

Foreign Ministry thanks UK for supporting Taiwan’s UNFCCC participation Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign Ministry thanks UK for supporting Taiwan’s UNFCCC participation

U.K. support for Taiwan’s participation in international climate change organizations is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 1.

Cabinet passes new economic immigration bill Photos - New Southbound Policy

Cabinet passes new economic immigration bill

The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a new economic immigration bill aimed at recruiting and retaining foreign talent. The bill, drafted by the National Development Council, will now go to the Legislature for review and debate.

Taiwan center, telecom firms sign pact to create mobile ID system Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan center, telecom firms sign pact to create mobile ID system

An agreement on joint development of a mobile ID network, a system allowing clients to use their SIM card as a form of secure electronic identification, was concluded by Taiwan ID Center and five local telecom companies Nov. 28 in Taipei City.

MOFA leadership program for Asia-Pacific youths wraps up in Taipei Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA leadership program for Asia-Pacific youths wraps up in Taipei

The 2018 Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Region wrapped up Nov. 22 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening mutual understanding and people-to-people connections with diplomatic allies and like-minded partners.

Premier Lai lauds results of Taiwan’s APEC participation Photos - New Southbound Policy

Premier Lai lauds results of Taiwan’s APEC participation

Participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea helped spotlight Taiwan’s contributions to regional development across such areas as digital connectivity and inclusive growth, according to Premier Lai Ching-te Nov. 22.

MOFA to launch more New Southbound Policy training courses Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA to launch more New Southbound Policy training courses

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will launch two training programs next year for people from 16 countries covered by the New Southbound Policy to strengthen their start-up capabilities and make agricultural businesses more efficient.

Foreign nationals can take professional exams in English: ministry Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign nationals can take professional exams in English: ministry

Taiwan's Ministry of Examination Wednesday promulgated an amendment to the Professionals and Technologists Examinations Act passed by the Legislature Nov. 6., allowing foreign nationals to take relevant exams in English.

Number of migrant workers in Taiwan exceeds 700,000 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Number of migrant workers in Taiwan exceeds 700,000

The number of migrant workers in Taiwan surpassed 700,000 in October for the first time in 15 years, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) reported Tuesday.

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