New Taiwanese scholarship recipients announced in Asunción — MercoPress

New Taiwanese scholarship recipients announced in Asunción

Saturday, August 20, 2022 – 09:06 UTC


Taiwan’s ambassador to Asunción, José Chih-Cheng Han, promised that student exchange programs and scholarships would continue over time.

The Taiwanese Embassy in Asunción this week launched the 2022 edition of the program for Paraguayan students wishing to pursue their educational goals on the Asian island.

“I think we should take the opportunity to train with excellence and with everything we receive in this country that already has decades of relations with Paraguay,” said Nahiara Gamarra who spoke on behalf of the 56 recipients this year.

The various programs offered include Mandarin Chinese, Police Science (for law enforcement and Interior Ministry officials), as well as scholarships for undergraduate studies lasting five years.

Since 1991, Taiwan has offered some 609 scholarships to study at Taiwanese universities in different fields, such as agronomy, languages, police sciences, Mandarin Chinese, educational sciences and other branches of science. engineering. This year, the service reaches 56 students.

“Education is the key to the development of our people; for this reason, we have been working with Paraguay in this area for two decades,” Taiwanese Ambassador José Han said. He added that these will continue over time, as planned with bilateral relations.

Han also joked that the embassy is looking for Guarani teachers so that all staff know the country’s second language.

The launch ceremony also took place in the presence of the Paraguayan Ministers Nicolás Zárate (Economy) and Federico González (Interior).

At a time when most countries openly announce their allegiance to the Beijing-backed “One China” principle, Paraguay remains one of the few governments openly doing business with Taipei. Even the United States does not have an embassy in Taiwan despite supporting what Beijing calls “a rogue province”.

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