After six years of hard work, the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office (LTIO, 盧森堡台北辦事處), has seen much progress in business ties between Taiwan and Luxembourg. More importantly, Luxembourg companies, which have benefited from Taiwan's past economic growth as well as from its central location in the East Asia region, are now looking to new opportunities across various industries. On the occasion of Luxembourg's National Day celebration, we met with Hugues Mignot, executive director of the LTIO. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.
Luxembourg's National Day celebration was born out of the tradition of celebrating the birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte -- born in January 1896 and grandmother of the present Grand Duke Henri -- and was moved to June 23 in the summer of 1961.
Summer fun can quickly turn into boredom if you aren't trying to stay active. Keeping your children busy can also be a challenge as you will often hear: "Can I play with your smartphone?" The great news is that summertime is filled with fun activities to do, thanks to the "Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer" (臺灣夏至235) festival which kicked off on June 19.
The Jordanian Commercial Office (JCOTPE) in Taipei serves as a bridge between Taiwan and the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Its main role is promoting "the Jordanian economy and investment sector in Taiwan trying to attract Taiwanese investors," ............
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen's inauguration takes place today, marking the start of a new era for Taiwan. For the first time, the ceremony will be streamed online on the official website of the Presidential Office.
Inscribed with "Light Up Taiwan," the slogan of Tsai's election campaign, the commemorative coins will go on sale today. With the public displaying great interest in the presidential inauguration, the Central Bank expects sales to soar for the gold and silver commemorative coins.
Windmills, tulips and clogs are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of the Netherlands. Even though such icons remain close to the nation's heart, they don't play a big part in modern life. Innovation is the cornerstone of the Dutch economy and society, ...........
A decade has come and gone since Formosa Plastics Transport Corporation (FPTC, 台塑貨運) brought Dutch DAF trucks to Taiwan. Stepping into the shoes of its customers, the company has dedicated its efforts to providing clients with a wide selection of products that suit various needs.
Every spring, Taichung (臺中) becomes a center of religious and tourist activity in celebration of the birthday of Mazu (媽祖), the deity who is said to watch over sailors and fishermen. On April 8, the statue of Mazu will set off on a nine-day pilgrimage from the Jenn Lann Temple (鎮瀾宮) in Dajia (大甲) with a parade of over 100,000 well-wishers, floats and shooting fireworks.
2016 Australia Day Message of Catherine Raper, Representative, the Australian Office in Taipei