New Taipei exploring Southeast Asian markets

New Taipei has made progress in exploring new markets in Southeast Asian nations. That was the word from the city’s deputy mayor, Yeh Hui-ching, who spoke to RTI on Friday.

Yeh said New Taipei has promoted exchanges with Southeast Asian nations in education, finance, and tourism. This is in line with the government’s New Southbound policy, which promotes closer cultural and economic ties with nations in South and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Yeh told RTI about the latest progress his city has made.

“We are promoting connections between our local companies and Southeast Asian companies. Last month, 17 Taiwanese business representatives in Southeast Asia came to New Taipei, and our Green Industry Association took the opportunity to sign a memorandum of understanding. The move has effectively opened up a channel through which our companies in the green energy sector can promote their products in Southeast Asian market,” said Yeh. 

Yeh said New Taipei is looking to free up more land to encourage more companies to set up their headquarters locally.