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Ambassador Michel Ching-long Lu is a seasoned diplomat who had been previously posted in France and Haiti. He obtained his Ph.D in Far-East Research from Université Paris VII, Paris Didoret University or Paris 7. Ambassador Lu said the fact that he speaks French helps him during his posting in France and Haiti.
Amb.Michel Ching-long Lu was born in 1947 in Chiayi, southwestern Taiwan and started his career in diplomacy in 1976. Amb.Michel Ching-long Lu is a seasoned diplomat who had been posted in the Netherlands, Haiti, Geneva, Switzerland, and France and had held different posts at the foreign ministry and retired from the post as the ambassador to France. His professional career spanned 42 years and he had served in France for three terms for a period of 16 years.
SATMA (South African Traditional Music Achievement) Awards recently visited Taiwan and Jayson Faber, CEO of SATMA said they brought two groups of performers to Taiwan this time, Thee Acapella and 6 individual artists. Ms. Sibongile Mabasa deputy representative of the South African Liaison Office in Taipei said her office hopes to promote more cultural exchanges in the future adding that there will be exchanges between museums in Taiwan and South Africa.
SATMA (South African Traditional Music Achievement) Awards brought award-winning performers to Taiwan. They are top artists from South Africa, says the CEO of SATMA, Jayson Faber. SATMA was founded in 2005 and launched in 2006 with the purpose to bring different races and ethnic groups together to preserve the cultural heritage of South Africa.They have performed in various countries in the world and this time they were in Taiwan to promote cultural exchanges between Taiwan and South Africa.
One of the best sellers on the Amazon “Israeli Business Culture” was launched in Taiwan in traditional Chinese version in early August. The author, Osnat Lauman said it took her 3 years to complete the book and she interviewed 350 people from different parts of the world who have done business with the Israelis. Osnat Lauman is also the founder of OLM Consulting and she uses the word ISRAELI™ as an acronym to depict the general profile of Israeli’s business characteristics. (Informal, Straight-forward, Risk-taking, Ambitious, Entrepreneurial, Loud, Improvisational)