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Discovery Travel, Living Channel looking for TV host

Attention all aspiring TV show hosts! The Discovery Travel and Living Channel are looking for a co-host to join Janet Hsieh, the host of Fun Taiwan, to explore the country for one episode. The program is available all over Asia.

People of all nationalities, professions and ages are welcome to apply. Mandarin proficiency is beneficial, but not necessary.

The episodes may be filmed anywhere in Taiwan and the filming could take five to seven days. Interested candidates can e-mail a brief personal biography to zoyku@viscreator.com.

Foreign assistance center opens in Hsinchu

The country’s first local government-run foreign assistance center was inaugurated on Dec. 17 in Hsinchu City, offering consultancy services to foreign visitors and residents.

At the inauguration ceremony, Hsinchu Mayor Lin Junq-tzer (林政則) expressed his gratitude to the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC), which offered financial and manpower support for the center.

He also thanked Hsinchu-based National Tsinghua University for allowing its students to volunteer at the center to help foreigners with information about sightseeing, residency and investment, medical treatment, traffic, cultural activities and education in Taiwan.

Lin said he hoped the new facility would become a model for other cities and counties, while RDEC Minister Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said at the opening ceremony that other cities and counties had shown interest in establishing centers of their own.

Rowena Lines, principal at the Hsinchu Holland International School, praised Hsinchu as the most foreigner-friendly city in Taiwan and thanked the mayor for his efforts to build a bilingual living environment.

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