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  • 1 March, 2019

Taiwan Experience Strengthens Cultural Links

Having studied Mandarin for five years, HATCH participant Angel Stowers of Kokiti Ltd, winner of the 2018 Panuku Development Pacific Impact Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards, says the opportunity to go to Taiwan as a Kiva business scholar was one she had to go on.

The exchange gave her an insight into Taiwanese culture and business and an appreciation for the opportunities she is afforded in Aotearoa.

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) programme expanded to include Kiva Business Scholars at the start of 2019. Angel spent four weeks learning Mandarin at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei City along with 11 Māori and Pacific tertiary students and recent graduates – four of whom were fellow HATCH participants.

Read about Angel’s experience in Taiwan