Asia Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Youth League (ATCCYL) held a seminar on the government's New Southbound Policy on September 24 in Taipei. Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) Minister Wu Hsin-hsing, New Southbound Policy Office Director Huang Chih-fang, Legislator Yu Wan-Ju, Agricultural Technology Research Institute Chairman Wu Ming-Ming, OCAC's Department of Overseas Chinese Business Director-General Wong Shu-Hwa, and Youth League President Wu Kuo-Pen were joined by nearly 40 youth businessmen from Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia and Cambodia to discuss ways for young businesspeople to improve Taiwan's business competitiveness, and how they can assist motivating the youth from Taiwan with launching startups and working in ASEAN countries.
Minister Wu said that OCAC is organizing three large job fairs next year, and bidding to promote the Cooperative Education Program in Vocational High Schools for Overseas Chinese Students. Wu also noted that OCAC has unveiled a program, the Health Checkup Consulting Service, encouraging compatriots to return to Taiwan for health checkups and beauty medical visits. At the moment, the OCAC is actively contacting compatriot communities to set up a host family program that allows Taiwanese college students to travel the world.