NSP Resilient Talent Project—On Cultural Exchange with Lily Yang

March 7th, 2023

Lily Yang and Myanmar Street in Taipei

Located in Zhonghe of New Taipei City, Huaxin Street is commonly known as Myanmar street for the significant number of Sino-Burmese immigrants residing there. Visiting Myanmar Street only once is not enough to learn thoroughly about the Burmese immigrant community and their stories while busy enjoying the delicacies. Follow Lily Yang, a Sino-Burmese resident of Myanmar Street who moved to Taiwan with her parents when young, into each shop and every alley to truly take in everything Burmese in this community with your five senses. In this episode, TAEF interviews Lily on her experiences in Taiwan and the story behind the founding of Mingalarpar Culture Studio. Lily is also taking us deep into Myanmar Street to unearth its hidden secrets.

About the Project

In late 2022, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation initiated the New Southbound Policy (NSP) Resilient Talent Project. The series goes into various fields and industries in Taiwan, uncovering the stories of NSP policy workers, new immigrants, their children, and NSP forces working in Taiwan. Through their sharing, we hope to better understand, from their groundwork experience, how the NSP has opened up Taiwan's Southward exchange and the associated opportunities and challenges.

In response to the rise of megatrends, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in geopolitics and climate change, the project also discusses with experts and scholars how regional cooperation keeps the doors open for exchanges between NSP talents, as well as how it helps build social resilience through talent development.