Taiwan's first immigrant presidential adviser

2017/04/29 17:15

With more than 500,000 new immigrants, Taiwan's demographic and society are changing. To better understand the concerns of new immigrants, President Tsai Ing-wen has chosen an immigrant spouse as one of her nearly 60 presidential advisers. Never before has Taiwan had a new immigrant as a president's adviser. The work of this latest group of advisers started in December 2016 and will continue until May 19, 2018. The adviser, Ho Thi Thanh Nhan (or Hu Ching-hsien), came to Taiwan 15 years ago after meeting her Taiwanese husband through a matchmaking agency. She was only 25 years old at the time. She now works as a translator and assistant to social workers at the Pingtung Haohao Women's Rights Association, which helps immigrant women. (This video is provided courtesy of the BBC) Original BBC story link: http://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/media-39490527