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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.

Taiwan and Southeast Asia Cultural Exchange Events held in Taipei and Tainan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan and Southeast Asia Cultural Exchange Events held in Taipei and Tainan

"Cultural Circulation Survey in Asia: The Southeast Asian Cultural Events in Taiwan, 2010-2020" exhibition, a collation of the cultural context of Southeast Asian communities in Taiwan, was on view at the Taipei-based Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre on Dec. 19 and 20.

Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks to go on as usual

With the pandemic still ongoing around the world, not too many places are planning lavish New Year’s Eve celebrations. With domestic transmission of COVID-19 contained for over the past 200 days, Taipei is getting ready for its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks at Taipei 101, which usually brings over 1 million people to the area to watch the extravagant display.

Taiwan’s OCOC initiative improves lives, regional health in NSP target countries Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s OCOC initiative improves lives, regional health in NSP target countries

Taiwan’s farsighted One Country, One Center initiative is sharing the country’s health care experience with like-minded partners in the Indo-Pacific, underscoring the government’s commitment to improving lives across the region.

Discover a Higher Love – Kiwi Ultra Runner Ruth Croft’s Story in Taiwan Filmed by CNN Photos - New Southbound Policy

Discover a Higher Love – Kiwi Ultra Runner Ruth Croft’s Story in Taiwan Filmed by CNN

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau and CNN cooperated to jointly film the true story of Kiwi ultra-runner Ruth Croft, learned new things about herself as she discovered the stunning trails of Taiwan’s mountains. The 2-minute video, “Discover a Higher Love,” was launched in celebration of International Mountain Day.

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration has become the full member of ICCR

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has become a full member of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) at 14th ICCR Annual Meeting, held on December 7, 2020. This is a new chapter for the collaboration between Taiwan and ICCR. It can represent that TFDA has been affirmed for our recent efforts in the internationalization of cosmetics administration regulations.

Taiwan rated the only free country in Asia by Civicus Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan rated the only free country in Asia by Civicus

Taiwan has again been rated a “free” country in the People Power Under Attack 2020 report released Dec. 8 by South Africa-based Civicus, a global civil society alliance comprising organizations spanning local and international levels.

Cabinet approves draft of amendment to ‘Culture and Arts Reward Act’

On November 26th, the Executive Yuan approved the draft of amendment to the “Culture and Arts Reward Act” crafted by the Ministry of Culture, and will submit it to the Legislative Yuan for review.

The National Museum of History celebrates its 65th anniversary

The National Museum of History (NMH) on Dec. 4 organized an event celebrating its 65th anniversary.

Taiwan and the Philippines convene the 9th Agricultural Cooperation Meeting via video conference and hold a ‘Dialogue of Agricultural Industry’ forum Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan and the Philippines convene the 9th Agricultural Cooperation Meeting via video conference and hold a ‘Dialogue of Agricultural Industry’ forum

The “9th Meeting of Taiwan-Philippines Agricultural Cooperation” was held via video conference on December 3, 2020. It was jointly presided over by Deputy Minister Chin-cheng Huang, Council of Agriculture(COA) and an Undersecretary of the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture.

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