Scoop Independent News
Date: 18 September 2015
The 2015 Youth Ambassadors delegation from Taiwan performed at Wellington Chinese Sports and Culture Centre on Saturday, 5 September. Throughout their 90-minute show, entitled Energetic New Taiwan, the talented 16-member group wowed the audience with their beautiful singing, dancing and costumes. Clare and Joseph, the charming hosts, gave the audience an entertaining introduction of the modern Taiwan, its natural environment, cuisine, cultures, and hi-tech industries.
These youth ambassadors were selected from thousands of university students in Taiwan, following a comprehensive process and rigorous training. During their 4-day visit to New Zealand’s capital city, they also met with other university students and were given a tour to the Parliament, Te Papa and Weta Workshop.
The Ambassadors Exchange Program, established by the government of Taiwan in 2009, offers an opportunity for talented Taiwanese youth to participate in international affairs and broaden their horizons, and to introduce Taiwan to friends from around the world as a provider of humanitarian aid, promoter of cultural exchanges, and standard-bearer for Chinese culture.
The theme of this year’s Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program is “Youth from Taiwan, Compassion for All.” A total of 160 youth ambassadors were selected and divided into 10 groups who will visit 41 cities in 35 countries including Asia-Pacific region, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa during this month.