Date: January 19, 2017
The Center for Southeast Asia Research was launched Jan. 18 at the National
University of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan with the goal of advancing implementation of the government’s New Southbound Policy.
One of the key components of President Tsai Ing-wen’s national development strategy, the peoplecentric policy seeks to promote talent exchanges, trade and economic cooperation, resource sharing and regional connections with the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states, six South Asian countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
“Through the integration of public and private sector resources, the center will focus on cultivating talents specializing in Southeast Asian affairs,” NUK President Wang Shyue-liang said at the inauguration ceremony. [FULL STORY]