Date: January 6, 2016
The winners of two video clip competitions organized by the ROC Ministry of
Foreign Affairs were honored at a ceremony Jan. 5 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to raising the profile of Taiwan abroad.
During the event, MOFA Vice Minister Vanessa Shih praised the winning submissions for their ingenuity in capturing some of the most alluring aspects of Taiwan’s culture, environment and heritage for presentation via social media platforms.
“These are the first initiatives by the ministry and it is pleasing to see such a strong response from Taiwan’s most creative minds,” Shih said. “We will continue engaging all members of society to showcase Taiwan’s soft power.”
In the Trending Taiwan competition, top prize and NT$200,000 (US$6,011) went to a Yacool Studio clip showcasing Taiwan’s distinctive lifestyles and world-renowned warmth through interactions between shoppers and vendors at traditional markets. [FULL STORY]