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An earnest young teacher went to Thailand and Myanmar to promote cultural preservation Photos - New Southbound Policy

An earnest young teacher went to Thailand and Myanmar to promote cultural preservation

Wu Peijun, who is a middle school teacher in Nanyuan, Taoyuan, was selected by the Youth Department of the Ministry of Education to participate in the program called “Cross-border exchanges between teachers from Thailand, Myanmar and Taiwan” and traveled to these countries to understand the problems of the minorities without nationality and the situations of the schools near to the frontiers.

Taiwan-hosted Asia beatbox championship kicks off Friday: organizers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan-hosted Asia beatbox championship kicks off Friday: organizers

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) An annual Taiwan-hosted beatbox championship will kick off in the capital Taipei Friday, showcasing more than 60 beatboxers from over 20 countries, competing in three categories, according to the organizers Thursday.

Exhibition on Taiwan, Thailand traditional tattoo cultures opens in Bangkok Photos - New Southbound Policy

Exhibition on Taiwan, Thailand traditional tattoo cultures opens in Bangkok

A joint exhibition on traditional tattoo practices in Taiwan and Thailand opened July 15 at the Museum Siam in Bangkok, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges with the New Southbound Policy target country.

Overseas Students from Southbound Policy Targeted Countries Exploited to Work? Ministry of Education: Severe Measures Taken to Protect Students’ Rights Photos - New Southbound Policy

Overseas Students from Southbound Policy Targeted Countries Exploited to Work? Ministry of Education: Severe Measures Taken to Protect Students’ Rights

Recently, some overseas students, who are not in New Southbound Industry-Academia Collaboration Programs (IACP), at the University of Kang Ning, Yu Da University of Science and Technology and Chienkuo Technology University were found to be exploited in their labor rights.

Foreign worker employer transfer system to be in five languages Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign worker employer transfer system to be in five languages

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A system providing information to migrant workers on applications for changing employers or finding new jobs will now be available in five languages, the Ministry of Labor said Monday.

NTM Exhibits Taiwan’s Indigenous Tattooing Culture in Thailand Photos - New Southbound Policy

NTM Exhibits Taiwan’s Indigenous Tattooing Culture in Thailand

National Taiwan Museum (NTM) co-organized with Museum Siam in Thailand to exhibit “Tattoo COLOR˙Tattoo HONOR”, featuring the two tattooing systems of the Atayal and the Paiwan “Face and Body” as its main theme.

Indonesian official encourages workers to save for their future Photos - New Southbound Policy

Indonesian official encourages workers to save for their future

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) An official from the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK), which regulates and supervises the country's financial services in banking, capital markets and the non-bank financial industry sectors, encouraged Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan to save for their futures.

OCAC assists Taiwanese youth do voluntary service at overseas compatriot schools in Southeast Asia Photos - New Southbound Policy

OCAC assists Taiwanese youth do voluntary service at overseas compatriot schools in Southeast Asia

In order to encourage volunteers of domestic universities and civil groups to go to Southeast Asia to help overseas compatriot schools develop, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) is assisting 259 young people travel to the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand to do voluntary work at overseas compatriot schools this year.

Taiwan's bubble milk tea makes splash in Philippines Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan's bubble milk tea makes splash in Philippines

Manila, July 6 (CNA) Chatime, a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, made a splash in the Philippines this week when it opened its 100th store in Davao, the most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila.

Forward Steps Photos - New Southbound Policy

Forward Steps

Local nonprofit organizations are changing lives in Myanmar. In 2018, life improved dramatically for Myanmar farmer Saw Lar Htoo when he received a new leg from Taipei City-based Eden Social Welfare Foundation (ESWF) and The Leprosy Mission Myanmar (TLMM). The 50-year-old, who had stepped on a landmine, was among the first beneficiaries of a program between the nongovernmental organizations (NGO) aimed at providing prosthetics to 300 people in the Southeast Asian nation by 2020.

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