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United Daily News (UDN)
The United Daily News (UDN) is an independent, privately-owned daily newspaper that was founded in Taipei in September 1951 by Wang Tih-wu. Under its current chairman, Mr. Wang Pi-cheng, and publisher, Ms. Wang Shaw-lan, the UDN is the largest circulated daily newspaper in Taiwan and of any privately-owned Chinese-language newspaper globally.
The UDN is owned by the UDN Group, a company that has evolved from a single daily into a media conglomerate consisting of newspapers, magazines and online news, as well as an affiliate of various communications, publication and information companies.
Having won numerous awards and earned high prestige among its readers, the UDN Group has successfully built a solid reputation primarily because of its founder’s belief that, as a public service, it is the newspaper’s responsibility to uphold integrity as its core value.
Affiliates of the UDN include the United Evening News, the Economic Daily News, Upaper, the World Journal, the Europe Journal, Universal Daily News, Udn.com, the Linking Publishing Co., the China Economic News Service, and the Cultural Foundation.
Government Information Office (GIO)
The Government Information Office (GIO) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) was established in 1947 to oversee the country’s domestic and foreign information programs, guide the media industry and conduct news analysis. It was briefly disbanded amid a restructuring following the government’s relocation to Taiwan in 1949, but was reactivated in Taipei in 1954 as a response to changes at home and abroad.
In the years since, the GIO has taken on a growing role. Besides its original functions, the GIO today is also charged with promoting the development of the domestic film, broadcasting and publishing industries. Nevertheless, keeping foreign and domestic media and audiences abreast of the government’s policies and actions continues to be the agency’s primary task.
The GIO currently has 54 offices abroad that provide and exchange information about Taiwan’s goals and undertakings, particularly in the areas of democratic development, economic liberalization, social progress and cultural diversity and creativity.
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
ITRI is an international applied technology research organization. It aims to act as a breakthrough pioneer, helping Taiwan’s manufacturing industry to value creation and also contributing to Taiwan’s overall economic success. In the 38 years since it was established, it has nurtured more than 70 CEOs, 165 innovative companies, and accumulated more than 10,000 patents. The mission of ITRI’s more than 5,000 elite staff is to research and develop key technologies, stimulate and drive industrial development, generate economic value, and elevate social well-being for Taiwan.
In a world that is ever changing, ITRI’s core value of “Innovation, Integrity, Sharing” has never changed. We will continue to make every effort to focus on the fields of Information and Communications; Electronics and Optoelectronics; Material, Chemical and Nanotechnology; Medical device and Biomedical; Mechanical and Systems; and Green Energy and Environment. ITRI engages in technological innovation with an imaginative and bold approach, engrossing in technology innovation, hoping to play the role as the world’s leading research institute, the trail-blazing pioneer in industry. We will move forward together with the industry, heading towards a sustainable future!
China Airlines has been numerously awarded for its exceptional service and quality for the past few years. It offers a dense network of short-haul connections as well as many long-haul destinations. The current network comprises 29 countries and 98 destinations worldwide. China Airlines is going to be a member of SkyTeam alliance in September 2011.
Far Eastern Group
The Far Eastern Group's Founder - Mr. Y. Z. Hsu - has always taken "trustworthiness" as the guiding principle of his business management. Beyond Group Founder's commitment to constancy, honesty, and openness, he has enshrined "Sincerity, Diligence, Thrift and Prudence" as Far Eastern's founding motto.
The Far Eastern Group's firmly held goal is to constantly create new value for customers and shareholders. The Group's highest ideal is to make every enterprise under its flag a leading company in its industry.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is responsible for Taiwan’s foreign policy and international affairs. Article 141 of the Constitution states: “The foreign policy of the Republic of China shall, in a spirit of independence and initiative and on the basis of the principles of equality and reciprocity, cultivate good-neighborliness with other nations, and respect treaties and the Charter of the United Nations, in order to protect the rights and interests of Chinese citizens residing abroad, promote international cooperation, advance international justice and ensure world peace.” This article points out the fundamental spirit and principles underlying our foreign policy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs upholds these principles as it pursues and safeguards Taiwan’s national interests in the international community.
Since the advent of the 21st century, globalization has profoundly impacted the security, energy, economic and environmental concerns of all countries. It has also posed a great challenge to Taiwan in the international community. Taiwan has experienced a second turnover of power, showing the high expectations that its people have of the new administration to lead Taiwan in overcoming the tests posed by globalization, while stimulating the economy, improving national security and ensuring the people’s livelihood.
Department of Information and Tourism,Taipei City Government
Taipei City is rich in natural and cultural resources, giving it a number of advantages in tourism. However, the promotion process has not always been undertaken in an efficient and effective enough manner to exert Taipei's innate ascendancy in this area. One of the reasons for this lies in the overall lack of a long-term dedicated agency under the city government that is capable of deploying sufficient resources to the promotion of tourism in Taipei.
In an attempt of solving this problem and to follow the steps of other international cities that have successfully promoted tourism, former Taipei City Mayor Ma Ying-jeou planned the establishment of the Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT). After incumbent Mayor Hau Lung-bin assumed office, the scheduled integration among agencies and departments has been effectively accelerated. Finally, on May 23, 2007, the Taipei City Council granted that the former Information Department be officially changed to the "Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT)" and on September 11 of the same year with its task being to help promote Taipei City and develop its tourism industry.
New Taipei City Government
The new city has got all it takes to grow. With diverse geographical spectacles and abundant natural resources, New Taipei City serves as the most potential city in Taiwan and emerges as a juxtaposed codependent habitat with Taipei City owing to their geographical vicinity and economic dependence. The New Taipei City Government is determined to enhance its transportation and living network, further the touristic potentials with a view to creating a dignified society based upon fundamental appreciation of cultural heritages. The abundance in diverse natural, human, and cultural resources makes New Taipei City an ever-growing and vibrant city, be it politically or economically.
The Taiwan Foundation For Democracy (TFD)
The Taiwan Foundation For Democracy (TFD) was established with an inter-related, two-tracked mission in mind. Domestically, the TFD strives to play a positive role in consolidating Taiwan's democracy and fortifying its commitment to human rights; internationally, the Foundation hopes to become a strong link in the world? democratic network, joining forces with related organizations around the world. Through the years, Taiwan has received valuable long-term assistance and stalwart support from the international community, and it is now time to repay that community for all of its efforts.
The primary source of funding for the TFD is the government. However, it is independently incorporated, non-partisan, and non-profit. According to its By-laws, the Foundation may accept international and domestic donations. The Foundation was established with an inter-related, two-tracked mission in mind. Domestically, the TFD strives to play a positive role in consolidating Taiwan's democracy and fortifying its commitment to human rights; internationally, the Foundation hopes to become a strong link in the world democratic network, joining forces with related organizations around the world. Through the years, Taiwan has received valuable long-term assistance and stalwart support from the international community, and it is now time to repay that community for all of its efforts.
Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA)
On November 11, 1981, the Executive Yuan established the Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA) as the nation’s highest institution for the planning and oversight of the country’s cultural establishments. The CCA thus plays the roles of policy-maker, planner and implementer in the promotion and protection of the nation’s culture both nationally and locally.
At present, the CCA consists of three main departments, four administrative units and three task forces. The CCA has 13 subordinate organizations in various parts of Taiwan as well as culture centers in New York, Paris and Tokyo.
Future cultural development will be geared toward deepening cultural roots and making Taiwan’s culture better known to the world. Efforts will be made to cultivate younger generations’ ability to appreciate culture and art, increase the number of individuals interested in the arts, and bring culture to people from all walks of life. The CCA will also encourage greater horizontal collaboration and the integration of cultural resources so that more effective marketing can result. Furthermore, we will broaden our horizons, and expand the possibilities for international cooperation in a host of areas to bring out the full potential of Taiwan’s culture.
Goss International delivers unique opportunities for printers and publishers to advance the print medium to new levels of impact and value.
Innovation and Execution
Entrepreneurs Fred and Sam Goss aligned innovation with customer requirements to establish the Goss Printing Press Company in 1885. That philosophy defines Goss International today. Worldwide development and support resources are anchored by world-class manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Europe and Asia , enabling Goss® web offset presses and print finishing systems to set the standards for innovation, productivity and value.
Goss International’s industry leadership position is built on intensive collaboration with customers and a proven ability to innovate and execute, making web offset a more effective way to communicate. In-depth process knowledge and expansive R&D efforts continue to deliver differentiating breakthroughs like gapless Sunday® press, Autoplate™, Flexible Printing System™, Automatic Transfer™, DigiRail® and Ecocool® technologies as well as advanced workflow and finishing systems.
The Goss Lifetime Support™ program extends this level of innovation and execution throughout the life of every Goss system. Fast access and specialized experience define comprehensive parts, service, training, audit and rebuild capabilities. The direct link between development of new technology and ongoing support of existing products also drives a steady stream of valuable, market-driven enhancements.
More than 140 years of imaging expertise
The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of analog and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare sector, as well as for specific industrial applications.
What are the mission and vision of Agfa? How is our company structured? Who are the members of the Board of Directors? What is the history of Agfa-Gevaert? Here you will find the answers to many frequently asked questions about our company.
In order to attain our goals Agfa builds on a lot of expert knowledge present in different Agfa Research & Development Centres worldwide. Agfa has also an open attitude towards external ideas and we actively promote out-licensing Agfa-technology.
Both Agfa and Gevaert were established in the nineteenth century. For 140 years, innovation and technological leadership have shaped our company. On a journey through time, we offer you an overview of our company from its origins to the present.
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
Today, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor, with assets exceeding NT$100 billion, builds up complete and large-scale operating systems in a highly competitive market. Current products include tobacco, liquor and beer, and we have expanded successfully into the field of biotech.
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation has insisted on high standards of excellence throughout the past century. Since 1978, we have always been the champion in the Monde Selection. Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation's insistence on providing excellent products and considerate services has earned us the trust of consumers. We strive to combine tradition and innovation, leading our century-old business onto the international stage.
In the future, with breakthroughs in innovation, business reengineering and diversified developments, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation will be well known in the Asia-Pacific and advance toward becoming a global enterprise.
Cathay Financial Holdings
Founded in August 1962, Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. became the first listed private insurance company in Taiwan in November 1964. Over the past four decades, with the support of our entire employees and shareholders, Cathay Life has been able to maintain steady revenue, asset and policy growth, making it the number one life insurer on the island. In response to rapid changes in the market and the industry, Cathay Life has actively developed and built an efficient electronic operation system. This, coupled with an extensive customer network and customer needs driven services, has enabled Cathay Life to further enhance its market competitiveness.
The dynamics of expanding markets have created uncertainty for companies seeking to make intelligent equipment investments. An ever-changing supplier base makes these decisions even more difficult.
A major point of difference in selecting Muller Martini is the consistency of management that you can rely on. We are a family-owned company based on business ethics and manufacturing quality values established by our founder, Hans Muller, in 1946.
Muller Martini has a long history of introducing innovative equipment with pioneering features that have made us the leader in our field. In 1954 we developed our first automatic saddle stitcher, with "flying" stitching heads and automatic feeders, which we introduced in the United States in 1959.
Today, thousands of our stitching machines are operating worldwide, more than of any other manufacturer. Our perfect binders, hardcover solutions, digital equipment, newspaper inserting machines and web offset presses are enjoying unparalleled success in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Located right next to the Taoyuan International Airport (Chiang Kai Shek Airport), the Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is a five-star hotel under Novotel Hotels of Accor Group, which is the largest hotel chain in France. With the convenient location, it only takes a five minute drive from the hotel to the airport and a forty minute drive to downtown Taipei. The hotel is also near Taoyuan Convention Centre, Miramar Golf and Country Club, as well as Aviation Museum Park. Each one of them is not more than twenty minutes drive away. Even though it is a business hotel, it holds the spirit of “family first” to serve customers. Two children under sixteen are allowed to stay for free with two of their legal guardians. Moreover, the hotel offers a late checkout time till five p.m. on Sundays, so business travelers may have extra time to relax and enjoy the recreation facilities. The hotel’s design for natural living, its spacious and cozy guestrooms, delicious international cuisines, professional meeting/wedding plans, attentive services, as well as fine recreation facilities will assure guests a pleasant stay.
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