A Press Conference Media Invitation
“Foreigners Care for Foreigners – Bringing Back Books that you cannot read to Taiwan”
Press Conference Date: 10:30 am, September 21,2016
Location: Overseas Chinese Culture and Education Foundation (7th Floor, No. 30 Gongyaun Rd. )
Ruan, Ting used to work in the tourism business in Vietnam. Fifteen years ago, she married a Taiwanese and moved to Taiwan with her husband.
Because Ruan obtains a college degree, she writes news articles for numerous news publications. Although some of her colleagues are from her home country, the only way to relief the feeling of homesickness is to read books from back home. After Ruan gave birth to her first child, she started teaching her child Vietnamese. Meanwhile, her husband and his family supported her by learning Vietnamese themselves. As her child gets older, Ruan realized that there weren’t any Vietnamese children’s books available in Taiwan other than books brought back from her family’s occasion visits. Ruan is truly grateful that her family is able to visit and bring books to Taiwan. However, many of the Southeast Asian foreigners who married to Taiwan, aren’t as lucky. Ruan is willing to explain this phenomenon at the press conference.
Every Sunday, the book barrowing service is available at the F24 in Taipei Train Station. Although the Southeast Asia Text Book Association has already established 40 book barrowing locations, the book demand far surpasses the amount of the books available.
The World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC) and Lin, Jian-Song of the Education and Culture Committee initiated the Foreigners Care for foreigners – Brining Back Books That You Cannot Read to Taiwan movement. The President of the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Li, Yao- Syong said that there are currently 40 thousand members. Although the members are located all over the world, the majority of them are cross-countries corporates who are wiling to request their employees to help participating the movement and become a book carrier. Moreover, the Chairman of Overseas Chinese Culture and Education Foundation Wu, Song-Po, being South African Chinese himself, personally asked overseas foreigner exchange students to compile books from their home and donate these books in Taiwan while taking summer or winter vacations in Taiwan.
Committee Lin, Jian-Song hopes to invite international traveler to join the movement in order to help achieving the goal of collecting another five thousand books in the library while establishing more book barrowing locations.
時間 內容Even Schedule
10：30 記者會開始 Press Conference Begin
President of the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Li, Yao- Syong
Sponsor Committee Lin, Jian-Song
Organizer Chairman Wu Song-Bo
Recipient Director Chang, Cheng Li
Legislator Lin, Li-Chan
Special Speaker Ruan, Ting
記者Q & A Q&A Session
11：00 活動結束 End