By: Chen Yun-yu and Frances Huang
The agreement was signed remotely and witnessed by Greg Hands, U.K. Minister of State for Trade Policy, who said he was pleased that the U.K. will be able to offer assistance in English learning to Taiwan as it pursues its goal of becoming a bilingual country by 2030.
"Two of my great passions are Taiwan and bilingualism," Hands wrote on his Twitter feed afterwards. "Combining the two is even better! So it was a great pleasure to be virtual guest speaker at the signing ceremony today in Taipei for the U.K. to be delivery partner for Taiwan becoming bilingual Chinese-English by 2030!"
Also speaking at the virtual ceremony, Taiwan's Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said the education links between Taipei and London have been growing rapidly in recent years, and they have signed 209 academic exchange agreements to date. [FULL STORY]