Date: April 12, 2019
Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (second right) and MOEA Deputy Minister Wang Mei-hua (left) are joined by Facebook Inc. representatives at the opening of the social media company’s new Taiwan headquarters April 11 in Taipei City. (Courtesy of MOEA)
Facebook Inc. opened its new Taiwan headquarters April 11 at the Nan Shan Plaza skyscraper in Taipei City, underscoring the U.S.-based social media giant’s confidence in the local economy.
The 2,658-square-meter office will enable the company to expand its workforce, Facebook said. It also houses a training center designed to facilitate a joint talent cultivation initiative with the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Under the Made by Taiwan, Loved by the World program, the two sides are working to nurture 50,000 digital talents by 2020.
President Tsai Ing-wen, who visited the office the previous day, congratulated the company on her official Facebook page. In the post, she spotlighted the government’s commitment to providing opportunities for youth tech talents, as evidenced by the Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan. [FULL STORY]