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MOFA names Asustek 'Friend of the Foreign Service'

MOFA names Asustek 'Friend of the Foreign Service'

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) Asustek Computer Inc. (??) has been named a "Friend of the Foreign Service" by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in recognition of the Taiwanese PC maker's efforts in narrowing the digital divide in developing economies. Since 2000, a foundation set up by Asustek has donated computers to Latin American and Caribbean countries through Taiwan's foreign representative offices, building five to 10 computer classrooms each year in these countries' remote areas and developing e-learning courses, according to the ministry. Asus Foundation (???????) had donated a total of 2,331 computers to 12 nations as of the end of 2014, including Guatemala, Dominica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Honduras, Ecuador, Belize, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Panama and Haiti. "To show good citizenship, Asustek tries to make contributions to our country and society even if they are only small," Asustek Vice Chairman Jonathan Tsang (???) said when receiving the award on behalf of his company at a ceremony at the ministry Feb. 5.
Asus Foundation has also devoted its efforts to the second phase of the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC 2.0) Project between 2009 and 2011, helping economies belonging to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum develop digital capabilities and giving top priority to woman, children and small and medium enterprises. Under the ADOC 2.0 initiative, Asus Foundation donated 671 computers to APEC economies and established 30 computerized learning centers in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Peru. (By Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-27 01:04 GMT+08:00