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Premier Su, 14 ministers thank public’s efforts to protect hog-farming industry Photos - New Southbound Policy

Premier Su, 14 ministers thank public’s efforts to protect hog-farming industry

Premier Su Tseng-chang on Saturday led a delegation of 14 central government ministers and agency heads to take part in an event offering sincere thanks to Taiwan’s pork industry for their hard work in helping to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from invading the country.

Flag presentation ceremony held for Young Agricultural Ambassadors; 30 outstanding young farmers will visit Thailand and India Photos - New Southbound Policy

Flag presentation ceremony held for Young Agricultural Ambassadors; 30 outstanding young farmers will visit Thailand and India

The “Flag Presentation Ceremony for the 2019 Young Agricultural Ambassadors” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 2, 2019. Council of Agriculture (COA) Deputy Minister Chen Junne-jih and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hsu Szu-chien jointly presided over the event, which was also attended by Phubadi La-or-ngern, deputy executive director of the Thailand Trade and Economic Office (Taipei), and Hsiao Chen-jung, chief negotiator of Taiwan’s Office of Trade Negotiations.

Taiwan, New Zealand indigenous groups reaffirm deep cultural ties Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan, New Zealand indigenous groups reaffirm deep cultural ties

Select members of the Amis people from Hualien County’s Halawan tribal village joined a group of young Maoris from New Zealand on Wednesday at the Executive Yuan as part of the Hawaiki Project, a cultural exchange program that explores the common roots of the indigenous cultures of Taiwan, New Zealand, and the connected communities along the Austronesian migration pathway between the two.

Protection for the Rights of Migrant (Fishing) Workers on Deep Sea Ocean Boats to Prevent Human Trafficking Photos - New Southbound Policy

Protection for the Rights of Migrant (Fishing) Workers on Deep Sea Ocean Boats to Prevent Human Trafficking

In recent years, Taiwan’s population bonuses have been reduced and in order to maintain continuous economic growth, more than 700,000 migrant workers have been introduced. In Yilan County alone, there have been 13,378 migrant workers (among them, more than 4,000 engaged in the fishing industry). Our government inevitably needs to shoulder the responsibilities to protect human rights of these migrant (fishing) workers.

Solomon Islands speaker leads delegation for regional meet in Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Solomon Islands speaker leads delegation for regional meet in Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Over 100 dignitaries from 17 countries are in Taiwan for a three-day gathering of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Union (APPU) that opened on Monday and will discuss issues related to trade and the marine environment, among others.

Premier urges agencies to harness ‘hackathon spirit’ for innovative solutions Photos - New Southbound Policy

Premier urges agencies to harness ‘hackathon spirit’ for innovative solutions

At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Su Tseng-chang received a briefing from the Executive Yuan’s Office of Science and Technology on the results of the 2019 Presidential Hackathon. The central purpose of the event is to bring people together to find innovative solutions, he said, a goal he has always encouraged government agencies to strive toward.

Taiwan young agricultural ambassadors to visit Thailand, India Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan young agricultural ambassadors to visit Thailand, India

Two groups of Taiwan young agricultural ambassadors will visit Thailand and India later this month as part of government efforts to forge closer ties with New Southbound Policy target countries, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aug. 2.

Exports of Taiwan agriproducts reach new high in the first half of 2019; more moves are expected for developing new markets Photos - New Southbound Policy

Exports of Taiwan agriproducts reach new high in the first half of 2019; more moves are expected for developing new markets

The Council of Agriculture (COA) stated that 1.16 million metric tons (MT) of agriproducts, with a total value of NT$85.3 billion, were exported from Taiwan in the first half of 2019, which was 11.3% and 6.5% higher, respectively, than the same period of the previous year, creating new record highs for agriproduct exports.

Taiwan FDA holds the “Conference on Analytical Techniques for Cosmetics”, promoting international exchanges and cooperation in the field of cosmetic analytical techniques. Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan FDA holds the “Conference on Analytical Techniques for Cosmetics”, promoting international exchanges and cooperation in the field of cosmetic analytical techniques.

In order to strengthen the partnership between Taiwan and new southbound countries in the field of cosmetic analytical techniques, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) holds the “Conference on Analytical Techniques for Cosmetics” on the 25th of July 2019 at the third floor conference hall of the Chiayi Office of TFDA.

VP Chen urges hacktivist community to amplify Taiwan's voice Photos - New Southbound Policy

VP Chen urges hacktivist community to amplify Taiwan's voice

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Sunday called on the international hacktivist community to help amplify the voice of the Taiwan people to promote the country's democratic development and policy goals.

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