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Thursday, 15 June 2017
The ECCT's Tax committee held a lunch on the topic "Innovation today leads to commerce tomorrow" with guest speaker Andrew Lee (Chih-ping), Executive Director of Alibaba’s Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund. The speaker gave an overview of how Alibaba’s Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund is working to discover and support the companies and ideas that will drive future innovations in commerce. Alibaba set up the Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund in 2015 with capital of US$300 million to invest in growth stage companies founded by Taiwanese entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017
The iCity iCare Forum on Smart Transportation and Policy Design was organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) together with the Kaohsiung City Government. The event, held in Kaohsiung, served as a prelude to and promotion of the forthcoming 2017 Eco-Mobility World Festival, to be held in Kaohsiung in October this year. Immediately prior to the forum Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu and other VIP guests took a ride in an autonomous minibus and held a press conference to introduce the minibus. Kaohsiung is the first city in Taiwan to start trial runs of an autonomous electric minibus. At the forum after the press conference opening remarks were made by the guests of honour, after which the speakers gave presentations in two sessions covering various aspects of smart transportation. Each session was followed by a Q&A session.
Monday, 5 June 2017
The ECCT's Corporate Social Responsibility committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility - CommonWealth Magazine’s 2017 CSR rankings and index". At the event the speakers gave an overview of the Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility rankings and CSR index, including  a summary of the results from 2011-2016 and an introduction to the questionnaire for 2017, which has just been completed.

Friday, 26 May 2017
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a lunch on the topic: "The Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan: From IT to IoT - Engineering a new industrial transformation for Taiwan" featuring guest speaker Dr Kung Ming-hsin, Deputy Minister of the National Development Council & CEO of the Asia Silicon Valley Plan. The speaker gave an overview of the government’s Asian Silicon Valley Development plan, which was announced in September 2016 and followed soon afterwards (in December 2016) by the launch of the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA) in Taoyuan.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
The ECCT and ICRT jointly hosted a Special Lunch on the subject of President Tsai’s first year in office featuring panellists Dr Shen Fu-hsiung, Political and Economic Commentator; Dr Lee Hong-yuan, Professor at National Taiwan University and Dr William Stanton, Founding Director for the Center for Asia Policy at National Tsing Hua University. At the event ICRT News Department manager Gavin Phipps and Keith Menconi, host of ICRT’s weekly news talk show, "Taiwan This Week", moderated and asked questions to the panellists.
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