Date: February 23, 2016
Taiwan’s new immigrants are experiencing warmer welcomes and faster
integration into society as a result of expanded public sector assimilation programs.
One example was a celebration for migrant families staged Feb. 20 on the sidelines of the 2016 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival. Organized by the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs Southern Taiwan Office and National Immigration Agency, the event was successfully repeated in cities islandwide in an attempt to involve more new arrivals in Lunar New Year festivities.
David N. Y. Lee, director-general of MOFA’s Southern Taiwan Office, said the event highlights the government’s ongoing commitment to helping Southeast Asian immigrants gain a strong foothold in the local community. “This growing demographic has instilled fresh momentum in Taiwan’s development and brought about positive change in society.”
These sentiments are echoed by various government agencies seeking to enhance Taiwan’s global competitiveness by capitalizing on the potential presented by multicultural and multilingual immigrants. [FULL STORY]