Representative Lin attends workshop commemorating 20th anniversary of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Representative Lin attends workshop commemorating 20th anniversary of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

 

On 11 September, Representative Lin and TRO personnel attended the workshop “Taiwan in Transition: Challenges Facing Taiwan’s Economy and Changing Society”, co-organised by Taiwan’s Academia Sinica and National Cheng-chi university in celebration of the School of Oriental and African Studies( SOAS) Centre of Taiwan Studies’ 20th anniversary. The workshop featured talks from scholars at Taiwanese, British and American institutions, including National Chengchi University, University of Liverpool and University of Wyoming.

 

In his opening remarks, Representative Lin stressed that Taiwan’s economic fundamentals are sound, citing the economy’s positive growth for 12 consecutive quarters and ranking number 1 in the world for economic stability according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Representative Lin also highlighted Taiwan’s becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The Taiwan Head of Missions in the UK emphasised that despite the economic and social pressures Taiwan faces, it is in a strong position to handle and adapt to these challenges in the years to come.