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New Taipei bookmobile now carrying books from 6 SE Asian countries Photos - New Southbound Policy

New Taipei bookmobile now carrying books from 6 SE Asian countries

New Taipei City Library on Friday announced that its bookmobile will offer books and magazines in the languages of six Southeast Asian countries from that day.

Japanese, Turkish, and Malaysian Uncle join hands to take you for a food trip Photos - New Southbound Policy

Japanese, Turkish, and Malaysian Uncle join hands to take you for a food trip

“In Hsinchu” magazine’s newest release is coming! In the 8th issue, three foreigners living in Hsinchu will embark on a journey full of “local” exotic cuisine. With their professional experiences and their unique perspectives, the three chefs will invite their readers to a vivid journey bloomed with a myriad of tastes.

Labor Commissioner Visits Night Markets, Advices Prudence in Hiring Foreigners Photos - New Southbound Policy

Labor Commissioner Visits Night Markets, Advices Prudence in Hiring Foreigners

On November 25, Labor Commissioner Chen Hsin-yu led a team from the Department of Labor (DOL) on a visit to 3 major night markets – Linjiang, Ningxia, and Raohe – in Taipei. The purpose of the trip is to remind vendors and businesses to exercise cautiousness when hiring foreign workers.

Mayor: Water Lantern Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange, Boosts Taipei’s Profile Photos - New Southbound Policy

Mayor: Water Lantern Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange, Boosts Taipei’s Profile

On November 22, Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the 2020 Water Lantern Festival near the Rainbow Bridge in Songshan District. He joined the representatives of Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia at the Xikou Wharf to release the floating lanterns with kids of new immigrant descent.

A big day of culture and training in Taipei for Indonesian workers

Traditional cultural shows and skills training classes kicked off in Taipei on Sunday at two Indonesian migrant worker events that attracted hundreds of participants from across Taiwan.

New Taipei City's language courses for new immigrants hit highest record of Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

New Taipei City's language courses for new immigrants hit highest record of Taiwan

New immigrant language courses have been included in the 108th Curriculum Guideline for two years. The Education Department of New Taipei City Government has completed the 109th guideline and 700 new immigrant language courses.

New IFI Network launched to provide friendly access to information for new immigrants

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has collaborated with various governmental units to launch a more high-quality IFI Network, offering information of seven languages, including Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese, and Cambodian. The NIA will host a press conference at 2 p.m on August 29 at the lobby of Taipei Main Station and invite public and private units to join.

Nantou invites new immigrants to explore Vietnamese culture together Photos - New Southbound Policy

Nantou invites new immigrants to explore Vietnamese culture together

The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Nantou County Government has commissioned Nantou Speaker (南投縣國際演講協會) to host a cultural experience event and invite new immigrants to understand Vietnamese traditional customs, such as Vietnamese lanterns.

2020 Southeast Asia Film Festival to be held Sept. 6 in Kaohsiung Photos - New Southbound Policy

2020 Southeast Asia Film Festival to be held Sept. 6 in Kaohsiung

To promote cultural interchanges and enhance the relationships between Taiwan and New Southbound countries, Kaohsiung Municipal Social Education Center will be hosting the "2020 Southeast Asia Film Festival" on September 6. A number of educational and entertaining movies will be screened, including Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian films.

Hualien Service Center helps new residents manage family issues, shares Vietnamese coffee

Hualien Service Center of the NIA hosted the New Immigrant Family Education and Policy Promotion Course invited a teacher to lecture on family management and show care for new immigrants' life and work. The participants learned how to cope with different aspects of issues in a family relationship. The teacher encouraged all new residents in Taiwan to actively seek help from governmental departments and shared Vietnamese coffee with them.

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