Airport shows off Taiwan’s soft power
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-04-30 05:15 PM
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Education launched a project at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s I-Mei Pavilion Wednesday to show off the soft power of Taiwan’s culture and education.

The ministry had a podium erected at the pavilion where the works and performances of students from all over the country will be on show to travelers passing through the country’s main airport.

The launch of “Perfect Airport, See and Hear Taiwan” is the result of cooperation between the MOE, the Ministry of Transportation and the private sector, and is targeted at both foreign and Taiwanese passengers.

According to official data, the number of foreign visitors to Taiwan increased by 1 million a year, said MOE Deputy Minister Huang Pi-twan. Last year, the total reached 8 million, and for this year, it could be 9 million, she said.

Travelers who entered the country or who were on their way out should have the occasion of enjoying the creative talents of Taiwanese students, according to the deputy minister. The travelers will see and hear Taiwan’s beauty and experience the creative soft power of its artistic education, Huang said.

In addition to the deputy minister, the launch ceremony was also attended by I-Mei Foods Co., Ltd. President Luis Ko, Transportation Deputy Minister Fan Chih-ku and top managers from Tasa Meng Corporation and Ever Rich Duty Free Shop.

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