NSP Resilient Talent Project: Interview w'h Second Generation of New Immigrant

July 12th, 2023

Ruei-Hao Wang on Public Affairs and Sense of Identity of New immigrants

Ruei-Hao Wang, a college student, is a second-generation Taiwanese-Vietnamese who actively promotes the rights of new immigrants and the participation of second-generation immigrants in public affairs. He serves as the coordinator of the service camp "Black Current Warmth,"(黑潮送暖) where the team incorporates the culture of new immigrants into their teaching materials to the students, promoting Southeast Asian culture and the concept of social diversity in a simple and understandable way. Through his service, Ruei-Hao Wang discovered that some new immigrants face difficulties in employment and further education due to lower educational levels, but there are currently no adequate measures to address these gaps. He hopes to continue improving his Vietnamese language skills and combine them with a his legal background to assist other Vietnamese in Taiwan.

With the implementation of the "New Southbound Policy," Ruei-Hao Wang believes that society is placing greater importance on the new immigrant community, and preconceived negative notions about new immigrants are gradually disappearing. He has also participated in programs related to policies, which have helped him solidify his aspirations. He is determined to continue advocating for the rights of new immigrants and promoting the identity of the second-generation immigrants.

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.