As the COVID-19 epidemic has made an impact on the world, Taiwan's assistance to the international community through donations of medical supplies and sharing of experiences in epidemic control and prevention have been well received by various nations and communities. By demonstrating its medical knowledge and competence, Taiwan is gradually showing its influence in the international community.
This time, SET specially invited Mr. Yi-Chun Lo, Deputy Director-General of Taiwan CDC, and Ms. Wen-Jane Tu, Director of BAPHIQ, Council of Agriculture, to share their experiences of international participation. Mr. Yi-Chun Lo shared his experiences in medical aid in Malawi, Africa, and how he was able to express himself in English and get closer to the local people there.
Director Tu shared how she was able to negotiate internationally with fluent English and use precise wording in documents to get Taiwan out of a 24-year-long FMD disease zone.
The 2030 Bilingual Nation Policy, with the collaborative efforts of various ministries and commissions, will enable professional ability and English language ability to complement each other. This will be achieved through the establishment of an English learning environment and the cultivation of the English language ability of our nationals.
The policy will empower our nation's talent and guide them to the international stage where the world will recognize Taiwan through its soft power of professionalism.