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Changhua Christian Hospital (CCH) was founded in Changhua, central Taiwan in 1896 and the Overseas Medical Mission Center was established to provide medical service to other countries in the world. In support of the government's "New Southbound Policy”(NSP), Dr.Nina Kao Hsiao-Ling, CEO of Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital said they have had cooperation with India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prof.Isaac Ben-Israel recently visited Taiwan and gave a speech at the Taipei International Book Exhibition. Prof.Isaac Ben-Israel is a professor at Tel Aviv University and chairman of Israel Space Agency. He persuaded the government of Israel to invest in cyber security back in 2010 and now he has been asked to promote artificial intelligence (AI) development in Israel.
Mr.Rolf Frei, the Director of Trade Office of Swiss Industries said Switzerland invests more than 3% of its GDP in research and development. Strong cooperation with universities, the presence of multinational companies, good financial system and strong IP protection are some factors that contribute to the success of biotechnology in Switzerland. Innovation, Mr.Rolf Frei, said is the driving force behind competitiveness adding that the Swiss government grants funds for special projects submitted by universities and private companies.
Taiwan’s cocoa industry has experienced a boom in recent years after chocolate made from cocoa grown locally in Taiwan received numerous international awards. CEO of Fu Wan Chocolate, International Chocolate Award Gold Prize Winner, Warren Hsu said he has won 45 awards. In 2018, Fu Wan chocolate won a gold medal with its Tie Guan Yin tea-flavored dark chocolate bars. Warren Hsu said Taiwan produces the best tea and chocolate, so he thought why not blend tea with chocolate? The result was amazing. When people first discovered his chocolate, they were curious about the shrimp chocolate he made, and in the future, Warren Hsu said he plans to make chocolate blended and infused with Chinese medicine or flowers.
For chocolate lovers, it's very hard to associate chocolate with Taiwan and if you are one of them, then you are wrong because Taiwan does produce chocolate and high quality chocolate as a matter of fact. Cocoa from Taiwan is the most expensive in the world but it is also a high end product, according to CEO of Fu Wan Chocolate, Warren Hsu who is also an international chocolate award gold prize winner.