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Coronavirus Updates Photos - New Southbound Policy

Coronavirus Updates

Taiwan fully commits to fight against Wuhan coronavirus

Thicker Than Water Photos - New Southbound Policy

Thicker Than Water

Children of new immigrants are deepening ties with Southeast Asia.

MOFA releases Q1 trade promotion report card Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA releases Q1 trade promotion report card

Taiwan’s representative offices around the world working in tandem with the Ministry of Economic Affairs helped significantly boost foreign trade and investment in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs June 20.

Fourth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted) Photos - New Southbound Policy

Fourth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)

Due to the impact that COVID-19 border control measures and flight bans have had on foreign visitors to Taiwan, MOFA announced the first automatic 30-day visa extension on March 21, the second on April 17, and the third on May 18.

MOE launches Chinese learning platform for foreigners, lauded widely  Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOE launches Chinese learning platform for foreigners, lauded widely

To provide better language learning services for foreigners who stay in Taiwan in a short-term, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has launched an online platform for Chinese learning, "Huayu 101"(線上華語教材—華語101), since May 2018, that is widely lauded by more than 30,000 national and foreign students and teachers.

Yangmingshan National Park certified as world’s first Urban Quiet Park Photos - New Southbound Policy

Yangmingshan National Park certified as world’s first Urban Quiet Park

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park was certified as the world’s first Urban Quiet Park June 5 by Los Angeles-based Quiet Parks International in recognition of World Environment Day.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau and PBS Travelscope Collaboration “Taiwan – Mountain Beauty, Village & Culture” Honored with Gold Telly Award Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan Tourism Bureau and PBS Travelscope Collaboration “Taiwan – Mountain Beauty, Village & Culture” Honored with Gold Telly Award

After winning two Emmy Awards in 2018, Taiwan Tourism Bureau and PBS Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope collaborated once again, on another nature exploration series - “Taiwan – Mountain Beauty, Village & Culture” - winning a Gold Telly Award this year.

MOE internship program strengthens Taiwan’s ties with NSP target countries Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOE internship program strengthens Taiwan’s ties with NSP target countries

The 2020 internship program for Taiwan undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to gain experience in New Southbound Policy target countries was announced May 28 by the Ministry of Education.

TTIA named No. 2 worldwide for airport immigration service Photos - New Southbound Policy

TTIA named No. 2 worldwide for airport immigration service

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport earned the No. 2 spot for airport immigration service globally in the latest industry awards by U.K.-based air travel research group Skytrax. The facility in northern Taiwan moved up two places from its ranking last year in the annual survey examining the experiences of air travelers from more than 100 countries and territories at 550 airports worldwide.

The Collaborative Effort of Taiwan and India’s Science and Technology Innovation Center on Epidemic Prevention Photos - New Southbound Policy

The Collaborative Effort of Taiwan and India’s Science and Technology Innovation Center on Epidemic Prevention

To align with the New Southbound policy, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has been providing funding for academic institutions in Taiwan and their counterparts in South and Southeast Asian countries to establish “Science and Technology Innovation Centers (STICs).” Since 2017, 12 STICs have been set up in 9 countries.

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