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Indonesia postpones new migrant labor policy

The Indonesian government has postponed a new migrant labor policy that would have meant Taiwanese employers pay more of their employees’ recruitment fees. The policy was meant to come into force today, but the government has delayed it until July 15. It says this is because local governments have not finished planning their budgets.

Establish the Global Influence by a new generation of academic research Photos - New Southbound Policy

Establish the Global Influence by a new generation of academic research

The Executive Yuan 11th National Science and Technology Conference ended successfully in December 2020. There are many important consensuses of topic in conclusion. In the aspect of “Talent and Value Creation”, the consensus focus on to develop human capital and to cultivate the international talents in key fields. The policy goal is to outline technology vision of Taiwan including innovation, inclusiveness, and sustainability.

DGE ranks Taiwan 6th globally, 1st in Asia for gender equality

Taiwan moved up three spots to sixth globally and retains its position as top in Asia based on data used to compile the most recent U.N. Gender Inequality Index, according to the Executive Yuan's Department of Gender Equality Jan. 5.

Launching ceremony of Malaysian and Taiwanese illustration books project held in Kuala Lumpur

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Malaysia and Han Culture Centre Malaysia (HAN) jointly held the launching ceremony of the “Malaysian and Taiwanese Folklores and Legends of Indigenous Peoples Illustration Books Project” at the event space of GMBB, Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5.

Taipei Performing Arts Center named one of  ‘most anticipated buildings’ by CNN Style Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei Performing Arts Center named one of ‘most anticipated buildings’ by CNN Style

Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) has been selected by CNN Style, a website that mainly covers design and architecture topics, one of its “most anticipated buildings opening or completing in 2021.”

COVID-19: Processing of foreign students’ entry applications stops

The government has stopped processing foreign students’ applications to enter the country. That’s as Taiwan prepares to close its borders to most foreign nationals for a month-long period starting Friday due to the spread of a new strain of COVID-19.

Educators’ Physical and Mental Health Webinar in Malaysia Promotes Positive Strategies for Coping with Pressure from the Pandemic Photos - New Southbound Policy

Educators’ Physical and Mental Health Webinar in Malaysia Promotes Positive Strategies for Coping with Pressure from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change in teaching patterns along with other pressures, and to provide support and enhance educators’ physical and mental health, the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia and the Federation of Alumni Associations of Taiwan Universities, Malaysia (FAATUM) worked with the Taiwan Alumni Association Of Sabah and the Sabah Education Department to organize a Educators’ Physical and Mental Health Webinar.

Taiwan’s success in managing COVID-19 praised by IHF Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s success in managing COVID-19 praised by IHF

Taiwan’s success in combating COVID-19 was praised by Geneva-headquartered International Hospital Federation in a recently released report offering insights into how medical facilities can deliver transformative health care solutions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung participated in the High Level Segment of “4 Per 1000 Initiative Day” held in conjunction with the UNFCCC COP Photos - New Southbound Policy

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung participated in the High Level Segment of “4 Per 1000 Initiative Day” held in conjunction with the UNFCCC COP

Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung was invited by the Consortium of the “4 Per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate”, as one of the founding members to participate in the 5th Partners Forum via video conference, on December 9 at 7:00 in the evening., which was held in conjunction with the conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Human Freedom Index ranks Taiwan 3rd in Asia, 19th globally Photos - New Southbound Policy

Human Freedom Index ranks Taiwan 3rd in Asia, 19th globally

Taiwan moved up two spots to 19th out of 162 countries and territories assessed in the latest Human Freedom Index report jointly released Dec. 17 by Washington-based Cato Institute and Vancouver-based Fraser Institute.

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