Overseas Taiwanese play key New Southbound role: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen is calling for Taiwanese people living overseas to be a bridge connecting local businesses with international markets. Tsai was speaking in Kaohsiung on Tuesday at a conference on overseas Taiwanese affairs.

Tsai said Kaohsiung is Taiwan's most important port and the key gateway for the government's New Southbound policy. The policy seeks closer economic and cultural ties with South and Southeast Asia, as well as with Australia and New Zealand. Tsai said Taiwan has had long-term economic cooperation with these countries because of the established presence of Taiwanese businesspeople in those places. The president said she encourages overseas Taiwanese businesses to market Taiwan's products, culture and value to the world.

Tsai said the task of the government is to help the overseas Taiwanese community consolidate its businesses and cultivate a new generation of young talent.

Source: Radio Taiwan International