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2021
11/26
OCAC Minister Tung Chen-Yuan sends congratulations as Turkey Taiwan Chambers of Commerce Junior Chapter established
Turkey Taiwan Chambers of Commerce (TTCC) held the members' assembly and president handover and Junior Chapter establishment assembly. The events were attended by guests including Taiwan's Representative to Turkey, Volkan Chih-Yang Huang, President of the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Europe (ETCC), Jean-Charles Lam, and Honorary President, Lee Yu-ying. OCAC Minister Tung Chen-Yuan gave his congratulations in a video. In early October 2021, the TTCC held its second directors meeting of this year at which the new president, directors, supervisors and officials were elected, with Faisal Hu becoming the 13th president. The handover took place on the afternoon of October 29; a grand assembly was also held on the day to mark the establishment of the Junior Chapter of the TTCC; Chang Ching-wei is the founding president. Representative Huang presented a certificate of congratulations and certificate of thanks to the new president Hu and outgoing President Mei-chih Huang Associate Adviser, OCAC on behalf of the OCAC.  Minister Tung recorded a congratulatory video in which he said that, since it was established in 2009, the TTCC has assisted the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara provide emergency assistance to overseas compatriots and helped raise the level of Taiwan-Turkey bilateral relation, serving as the best civic ambassador for Taiwan. He also expressed the hope that the establishment of the Junior Chapter can have a demonstration effect and encourage the establishment of junior chapters of chambers of commerce in Europe and across the world to give a wider stage to outstanding young entrepreneurs overseas. Faisal Hu said that he will continue to promote TTCC affairs on the foundation laid by previous presidents and provide various services to local Taiwanese entrepreneurs, and will also continue to maintain close contacts with mainstream society to promote the development of Taiwan-Turkey bilateral relations.  Guests at the event included Taiwan's Representative to Turkey, Volkan Huang, Division Chief Tseng Bao-lang of the Economic Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara, and Chen Ming-ze, director of the Taiwan Trade Center, Istanbul. Also, President of The Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Europe Jean-Charles Lam and Honorary President Lee Yu-ying traveled to the venue from France and Switzerland, respectively, displaying the unity and cohesion of the Taiwanese business community in Europe.
2021
11/26
Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America Junior Chapter Visits the OCAC
Deputy Minister Hsu Chia-ching encourages young entrepreneurs to help push Taiwan onto the international stage Wu Chia-yu, President of the Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America Junior Chapter (TCCNAJC), led a delegation on a visit to the OCAC on October 6, 2021 where they were warmly welcomed by OCAC Deputy Minister Hsu Chia-ching. Taiwan-US relations and the development of overseas compatriot youth were discussed. Firstly, the OCAC's various innovative policies and services were introduced in a presentation to give the young entrepreneurs an understanding of the services and resources the OCAC provide to overseas compatriot and Taiwanese businesses. Deputy Minister Hsu said that junior chapters continue to grow and that many past junior chapter presidents are now important officials in overseas compatriot groups, therefore, it is fair to say they are important cradles for nurturing overseas community talent. This year the OCAC has held a Young Entrepreneur Star of Tomorrow competition to encourage young entrepreneurs to perform well overseas. Most of the winners are members of junior chapters of chambers of commerce. Their achievements have received strong affirmation. Wu Chia-yu said that the OCAC has added many new services and taken a big step forward with regard to serving young entrepreneurs. In the area of talent nurturing, the OCAC cooperates and exchanges with many of universities and helps overseas compatriot students enter the employment market. He said this is why he wants to take the opportunity of this visit to recommend some talented people from the Junior Chapter to the OCAC. The visiting young entrepreneurs voiced great confidence in Taiwan's medicine care because the joint effort of the government and people allowed COVID-19 to be effectively controlled, winning the praise around the world. The young entrepreneurs are also interested in startups and hope that they can learn in-depth about Taiwan's startups through the OCAC. Interaction was lively. Finally, Deputy Minister Hsu expressed the hope of conveying information to overseas compatriots through the junior chapter and overseas groups so that overseas compatriot friends are able to immediately receive correct information. She also thanked the TCCNAJC for sharing and exchanging opinions and said they will be used as reference for future OCAC policy.
2021
11/26
Thai-Taiwan Business Association Youth League joins in blood week Caring for Thai society by donating blood
After hearingthat blood stocks were low due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Thailand and various overseas compatriot groups brought into play the power of love from Taiwan. From October 5-9, they cooperated in holding a blood donation charity activity at the National Blood Center, Thai Red Cross Society, calling on overseas compatriots and overseas-based Taiwanese to roll up their sleeves and help others by donating blood. The opening ceremony for the blood donation charity activity was held on October 5 and was attended by TECO in Thailand Deputy Representative Hsu Wei-ming, and National Blood Center Deputy Director Phawinee Kuptwintu. The event was attended by more than 30 leaders and representatives of leading overseas compatriot groups such as : the Thailand Overseas Chinese Association, Taiwan Association of Thailand, Thai-Taiwan Business Association (TTBA) and its Youth League (TTBAY)etc. , all the participants showed their compassion in action.  Deputy Representative Hsu Wei-Ming made a remark by saying that the epidemic had affected people's willingness to go out, resulting in a shortage of blood stocks all over. This enthusiastic blood donation activity organized by expatriate Taiwanese at the time of the National Day of the Republic of China , Taiwan was indeed a charitable act that was especially valuable in the epidemic period. It showed the selfless contribution of Taiwanese to Thai society and the firm friendship between the people of the two countries, and can be called an extraordinary birthday present on the R.O.C. Taiwan National Day as well as putting the spirit of "Taiwan Can Help" into practice. For more information please visit the TTBAY Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ttbayouth/
2021
11/26
World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Junior Chapter 11th Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Joint Meeting- President Handover successfully completed
The World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Junior Chapter (WTCCJC) held its 11th Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Joint Meeting on September 27. The event was hosted by WTCCJC President Huang Kai-lin, with Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) Minister Tung Chen-yuan attending online. World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC) President Liang Hui-teng, Secretary General Chang Chung-ping and OCAC Department of Compatriot Business Affairs Director Chang Shu-yan attended in person, joining in the grand occasion with young entrepreneurs around the world online and offline. In his speech, Minister Tung praised WTCCJC President Huang for successfully promoting the development of WTCCJC affairs in face of the stiff challenges presented by the global pandemic and also for serving as a discussant for the Online Livestream Course for the Training of Overseas Compatriot Business Organization Officials, sharing how the WTCCJC promoted its affairs using physical and digital methods during the pandemic. He mentioned that the WTCCJC had also held many online business opportunity lectures, inviting many heavyweight senior figures from the chamber to share their experiences of starting a business and business development. Minister Tung stressed that the theme of the WTCCJC annual meeting this year was "Empowering young entrepreneurs, moving forward digitally," representing the bringing into play of inheritance and innovation by the WTCCJC.  He promised that the OCAC will continue to create more stages, providing Taiwan's resources and personnel connections in the areas of technology, innovation, medicine and culture etc., so that young overseas compatriot entrepreneurs around the world can shine on the world stage; young entrepreneurs can also connect with enterprises at home and overseas to allow Taiwan to go out into the world, and engage in exchange to jointly assist young entrepreneurs around the world to grow. On the day of the event, WTCCJC officials presented their work reports and officials of its subordinate six continental junior chambers of commerce also reported on the results in each region. Lastly, Sophia Huang of Chicago was elected as the new and 12th WTCCJC President by a wide margin. The handover ceremony between outgoing WTCCJC President Huang Kai-lin and Sophia Huang was conducted under the supervision of WTCC President Liang Hui-teng, amidst a warm and lively atmosphere. For more information, please visitthe WTCCJC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wtccjc/