AIESEC coming to Taiwan
Next year’s AIESEC conference will be held in Taiwan, the local chapter announced on Sunday, adding that it hopes the event will allow more of the world’s young people to learn about the country. Tsai Meng-hsiu, chairman of the organizing committee for the meeting, said Taiwan spared no effort to win the hosting job. The successful bid, which follows two failed attempts, shows Taiwan’s spirit of persistence, Tsai said, adding that he hopes the participants will appreciate the passion and hospitality of the Taiwanese. AIESEC is the French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences, which was founded in 1948. It is the world’s largest student organization, and its members need no longer come just from economics and commerce departments. As of last year, the AIESEC network includes more than 86,000 members in 124 countries and territories, from more than 2,400 universities.
Lung Ying-tai visiting the US
Minister of Culture Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) left for the US on Sunday to inspect two of the Taiwan Academy centers set up by the government. She is to visit Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas, to inspect progress and evaluate new locations for the centers, which are now housed in Taiwan’s representative offices in the those cities. The two centers, along with one in New York, were set up two years ago to promote the study of Taiwan’s languages and culture. Lung also plans to visit the California Museum of Photography and observe Los Angeles’ film and television industries, which will help her formulate policy related to Taiwan’s photography museum work and entertainment industries, the ministry said.