Around 2,200 local applicants have been accepted by Taiwanese higher education institutions starting from the new academic year, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Director-General Lu Chang-shui said on Monday.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a public event hosted by a local developers’ association, Lu said he expected half of the successful applicants to study in their undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in Taiwan in September. The number of applicants admitted this year was “more or less the same” as last year, Lu added.
Asked by reporters whether the government changes in Taiwan last month would affect Taiwan-Macau relations, Lu said the Taiwanese administration always attached great importance to the relationship between Taiwan and Macau regardless of which party was in power. “Our new administration has been in office for a full month. [The new government] also cares about the continuing development of the Taiwan-Macau relationship.”
Lu also said that his office would continue to further boost co-operation and exchanges between the two places, based “on the already good foundations”.
“We hope Macau will continue to act as a good platform in [the development of] Taiwan-Macau relations and even in cross-Strait communications,” Lu said.