Thu, Jun 07, 2007 - Page 4 News List

Taiwan Quick Take

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

■ SOCIETY

Museum spruces up

In an effort to improve the landscape around the National Palace Museum, the Taipei City Government will decorate Ziqiang Tunnel (自強隧道) with plants and art pieces from the museum. The Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs said it would install a calligraphy piece on top of the tunnel and landscape its surroundings. Art pieces chosen from the museum will also be placed along the tunnel's walls. The city government will also improve the landscape in nearby Shuangxi Park (雙溪公園) and in local communities to improve the appearance of the area.

■ EDUCATION

Canada renews agreement

Canada, the first country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on academic exchanges with Taiwan, renewed the agreement yesterday, the Ministry of Education said. The agreement was renewed to facilitate student and teacher exchanges between the two countries, the education ministry's Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations announced in a press release yesterday. The first memorandum was signed in May 2004 and expired last month, it said.

■ MEDIA

Lee to address journalists

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) has been invited to address the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) this weekend, FCCJ officials said yesterday. Lee will speak on Japan's foreign policy and then take questions from the media, the officials said. The event will replace an original plan by Lee to hold a news conference on Saturday, the same day he is scheduled to wrap up his 11-day visit and return to Taiwan. The FCCJ has more than 300 members.

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