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2022
06/29
The Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Europe—Junior Chapter holds online European Youth Forum
The forum was chaired by The Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Europe—Junior Chapter (ETCC-JC) President Dr Benny Hsu PhD (Cantab), Secretary General Dr Betty Luong PhD (Goethe), Treasurer Dr Shih-Hau Tan PhD (Greenw), Global Young Entrepreneur Star Dr Fengi Tai PhD (Linköping) and University of Cambridge Research Associate Dr Ming-Tsung (Louis) Wu PhD (Taiwan). The keynote speaker was former ROC ambassador to New Zealand Wen-Chieh Dale Jieh. He analyzed cross-strait relations through the lenses of the European integration process. Scholars and experts in the biomedical technology, history, innovation and incubation fields were invited to share their research. Guest speakers of the biomedical technology session are Dr Ming-Hsuan Wen PhD (Cantab), Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Dr Tzu-Wen Wang PhD (UCL), Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at King’s College London, Dr Han Fu PhD (Imp), Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dr Ming-Shih Hwang PhD (Imp), Senior Research Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute, Dr Linus Kao PhD (Case Western Reserve), Lead Systems Engineer at Novartis and Dr Isabella Tsai PhD (Cantab), Manager at Acer Value Lab. They presented topics on public health, industry-academia cooperation, cloning, viruses, vaccines, nano-medicine and digital health technology. Guest speakers of the history session are doctoral students Lily Li-Chia Liu and Ping-Luen Baron Ho from the University of Oxford, Kok Yin (Hercules) Chu from the Hong Kong Baptist University and Chak Ming (Xavier) Mok from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. They presented on Sichuan Han dynasty tombs, light, Cantopop since the 1970s and Han wooden slips. Assistant Professor Tien-Chien Lee, Director of the Innovative Incubation Center at National Tsing Hua University, led JelloX Biotech CEO Yen-Yin Lin, Praexisio Taiwan CEO Dr Yuan-Yu Chang and CTO Dr Yi-Yun Cheng, iBenDom Assistant Vice President Bo-Yan Peng and LianLi AutoVision General Manager Han-Yun Chen to share their experiences. After the forum, ETCC-JC held its third board meeting, drawing the day to a close.
2022
06/29
Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles holds Taiwanese Games Day for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
To celebrate May's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, the Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (TJCCLA) held the "Taiwanese Game Day" at the Culture Center of TECO in Los Angeles on May 28. The main organizer of the event, Jill Lin, Secretary General of TJCCLA, led overseas compatriots and members back to their worry-free childhood to rekindle childhood memories; the games included a rapid-fire quiz, picking up red beans with chopsticks, fishing for wine bottles, song guessing from the prelude and classic Radish Squat and charades. The "rapid fire quiz" was hosted by Vice President Eric Fu, who prepared various questions about Taiwan's culture and history, testing contestant ability to answer yes or no in a short space of time; jumping left and right to answer tested both knowledge and reactions. "Picking up red beans with chopsticks" was hosted by Treasurer Henry Hong and used a points system; each round had six competitors with the one who picked up the most beans and got the most points in one minute would be the winner. For the "fishing for bottles game", the rods were carefully made by Deputy Secretary Susan Wang herself; each round had six competitors and the one who could catch the most bottles in one minute was the winner. Then, "Radish Squat" was hosted by Director Emily Chin. Contestants were divided into groups, named after Taiwanese dishes and then took turns to have the other teams squat or jump. The members of the last surviving team all scored points. "Charades" was hosted by Deputy Treasurer Ray Wu and Director Tina Ku. Divided into groups, contestants were required to convey the topic to team members without making a sound, using hands and feet, with all team members scoring points for a right answer by the last team member; the members of the team with the highest score all scored points. Song guessing from the prelude was hosted by Vice President Deborah Liu and was an individual competition; the prelude to a Taiwanese song was played for 3-5 seconds and the first to put up their hand and give the right answer scored a point, the person with most points winning. Deputy Director of the Culture Center of TECO in Los Angeles Cheng Hsin-Ju said she was very happy to take part in this event and hopes to see more similar events held by the Junior Chapter in future to bring local Taiwanese-Americans together through fun games. Chairman Paul Chen of the Taiwan Center Foundation of Greater Los Angeles attended and in his speech he said jokingly that it was fortunate that the competitions involved traditional Taiwanese games not video games, and joked that the next time the Junior Chapter can hold a very Taiwanese shrimp fishing event, making everyone laugh. Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce - Junior Chapter of Greater Los Angeles President William Wei thanked the Culture Center for its strong support for the Junior Chapter's activity and for not just providing the venue, but also providing fine gifts for the winners of the games. To encourage second generation Taiwanese-Americans to take part in chamber events, merge the environments of different eras and ensure that the traditions of the chamber continue, the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles established its Junior Chapter in 2000, under the chamber and with a president and directors chosen by a board. It brings together first and second generation Taiwanese entrepreneurs and its members work together to pass on the fine traditions of Taiwanese entrepreneurs; and, with the support of the TCCNA, it exchanges information with and coordinates and contacts all the regions of the WTCC.
2022
06/16
2022 OCAC Online Training Program for Mandarin Teachers in Europe, Africa, and Oceania
To provide in-service training for Mandarin teachers in Europe, Africa, and the Philippines, Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) organized an Online Training Program for Mandarin Teachers in the above mentioned areas in the hope of helping them improve their professional skills. The event was held at NTNU (National Taiwan Normal University) from April 12th to May 2nd. 81 Mandarin teachers from different countries participated in this program, including South Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Given that the synchronous online learning is beneficial to sharing the online resources and information as well as encouraging teaching demonstration and discussion among the participants, the aforementioned program focuses on increasing Mandarin teachers' competencies in blended teaching skills with the following topics: Educational Resources, Teaching Skills, and Integrated Applications. All the participants have expressed that they benefited greatly from that three-week program. With Mandarin teaching and communication skills enlarged, these Mandarin teachers have become more confident in Mandarin promotion in the future. Lin, Hong-Ying, director of the Department of Education Affairs of OCAC, hosted the closing ceremony of this remarkable event, where he appreciated the participants' dedication to Mandarin education. He expected the Mandarin teachers to share the information learned in that program with their students or encourage them to pursue advanced Mandarin study in Taiwan. "OCAC integrates the resources of universities to hold a variety of training programs online in response to the post-epidemic era, for instance, Online MA Program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and all audio-visual materials of our Training Program for Mandarin Teachers are available on the HuayuWorld.org of OCAC," added Lin, Hong-Ying.