Taiwan-India ties growing stronger, says ambassador.


Republic of China (Taiwan) will celebrate the 111th anniversary of its founding on October 10, which is known as Double 10th Day. Four days prior to the occasion, on Thursday, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) in India organised an event, after a two-year gap.

The bilateral relations between India and Taiwan have improved since the 1990s, despite both nations not maintaining official diplomatic relations. Taiwan and India can work together to achieve a strong, resilient, green and inclusive recovery when fighting and containing the virus, de-facto ambassador Baushuan Ger said. In his address, ambassador Baushaun Ger, thanked those who helped Taiwan grow and prosper along the way and those who allowed Taiwan to be part of their life stories and journeys to economic development and social betterment.

“Over the years, withinside the face of evolving threats and outside challenges, what has remained steady is Taiwan’s spirit of resilience and innovation. It’s this very motive Taiwan now performs a essential position withinside the international semiconductor industry. Taiwan is No. 1 in semiconductor foundry, packaging and testing, generating ninety two percentage of the world’s modern semiconductor chips and accounting for over 60 percentage of semiconductor production revenue.

On the basis of democratic resilience and mutual trust, I am glad to note that Taiwan-India relations have gone from strength and strength. While our two countries maintained formal relations from 1947 to 1950, it is not until 1995 when Taiwan and India re-established representative offices in New Delhi and Taipei. Apart from the agreements signed last year covering respective areas of recognition of organic equivalence certification, intellectual property rights as well as product standardization, we look forward to expanding two-way trade and investment in a significant way with more mutually beneficial trade arrangements to be put in place in the years to come,” he said.

In the area of education cooperation, he said TECC has so far set up 25 Taiwan Education Centres across Indian university campuses.Over 10,000 Indian students have taken up Mandarin courses in the Taiwan Education Centres. These pupils, along with other Indian students studying in Taiwan, currently around 3,000, will serve as living bridges between our peoples, cultures and even businesses.Taiwan and India have also made great strides in the domain of science and technology with 104 joint research projects successfully implemented over the past 15 years. Last month, in addition to an MOU on precision medicine, universities from both sides jointly launched a smart city research lab and a living lab on big data analytic.

As such, we look forward to joining hands with our like-minded partners to safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific and to preserve the rules-based international order,” the envoy concluded.

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