Taiwan, Brunei deepen ties despite Beijing’s influence

‘FRIENDSHIP’: The Southeast Asian nation sees agriculture, tourism, trade, education as well as individual exchanges at the center of cooperation

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 23, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

People board a Taipei metropolitan railway train in fron/t of a Brunei tourism advertising billboard on April 3 last year.
Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan-Brunei relations are gradually moving forward amid challenges, especially in the areas of agriculture, tourism, trade, education and people-to-people exchanges, Taiwan Representative to Brunei Andrew Lee (李憲章) said on Friday.

Lee, who assumed his post in August last year, spoke about the development of bilateral relations in a telephone interview with the Central News Agency.

People-to-people connections between Taiwan and Brunei are deep, Lee said.

For example, 10.3 percent, or about 47,000, of Brunei’s population of 460,000 people have ethnic Chinese ancestry. Among them, 80 percent can be traced to Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen Island, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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