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[Date & Venue Changed] ECCT Premium Event -Lunch with Minister John Deng 鄧振中 政務委員: The New Southbound Policy 新南向政策
Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
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Lunch with Minister John Deng 鄧振中 行政院政務委員 
The New Southbound Policy 新南向政策
Guest speaker
John Deng, Minister Without Portfolio, Executive Yuan 鄧振中 行政院政務委員 
12:00 – 14:00, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 
Venue: The Sherwood Taipei, Room: Han (2F)/ 台北西華飯店 2樓 漢廳
111 Min Sheng E. Road, Sec 3, Taipei/ 台北市民生東路三段111號
Taiwan’s trade ties with ASEAN countries have risen rapidly in recent years. In the first nine months of 2017, trade between Taiwan and ASEAN countries exceeded US$82 billion, an increase of 19% over the previous year. The number of tourists from the region who visited Taiwan between January and August rose by 36% from the same period in 2016. In addition, Taiwanese firms have made significant investments in the region. About 25,000 Taiwanese firms have established business entities in ASEAN markets with Taiwanese direct investments adding up to US$97 billion, according to official government figures. 
Under the New Southbound policy initiative the government aims to build on trade ties and engage in a wide range of negotiations and dialogue with 18 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Australasia. Launched officially in September 2016 the policy seeks to forge mutually beneficial ties in areas ranging from agricultural, cultural, education, trade and tourism, to generate economic growth and improve the welfare of people in the region. There are various projects under the initiative that aim to strengthen international collaboration in innovative industries, medical cooperation and industrial supply chains, policy forums and youth exchange platforms, regional agriculture and talent cultivation, cross-border e-commerce, tourism and infrastructure.
At this lunch our guest speaker will give an overview of the New Southbound Policy, its initial results and its future prospects. 
About the speaker
John Deng (Chen-chung) has been the Minister without Portfolio in charge of trade negotiations since August 2016. He was formerly Minister of Economic Affairs from December 2014 until May 2016. In previous positions, among others, he served as Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Council (from 2009-2014), Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs (2008-2009), Chief Representative of the Office of Trade Negotiations in the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2007-2008), Deputy Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (2006-2007) and Vice Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (2000-2002). He holds an LLB degree from Soochow University and an LLM from George Washington University in the United States.
NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members’ guest(s)
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Contact: Fiona Lee / Tel 2740-0236 ext. 215 / fiona.lee@ecct.com.tw / www.ecct.com.tw

  Location: Sherwood Taipei, Han Room (2F)
台北西華飯店 漢廳 (2F)
111 Min Sheng East Road, Section 3, Taipei
  Registration Deadline: Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:00
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