Latin American Compatriot Youth Return to Trace Their Roots
A group of 25 overseas compatriot youth from Central and South America visited Taiwan during the period between August 15 and August 23. On August 16, the group paid a visit to the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) where they were received by Minister Wu Hsing-hsin.
Wu told them that Taiwan is small and densely populated, lacks natural resources and is often hit by natural disasters, but the people are hard-working, life is safe and the country is well-developed. Besides, it has the 5th largest foreign currency reserves in the world and is the 17th largest trading country; High education in Taiwan is prevalent, providing good quality human resources to back up Taiwan’s development.
He went on, the members still in colleges are welcome to apply for scholarships offered by universities for further study in Taiwan and those in employment are also encouraged to find business opportunities in Taiwan and develop their career here. He welcomed all the members back to see the place where their parents were born and raised, expecting that the 9-day/8-night visit will bring them a better understanding of Taiwan.
Group member Ming Hsien Chen from Mexico is currently a student in the Department of International Business of Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC). She said that, on the first day of the visit, the film about the February 28th Incident seen by the group was very meaningful for arousing everyone’s love and care for Taiwan. She also believes that after this visit all the group members will have a better understanding of the economy, culture, and other aspects of Taiwan and will be glad to introduce Taiwan to their friends overseas to raise its international profile.