TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Representative to India, Tien Chung- Kwang (田中光), was at the Taiwan Excellence pavilion at the 27th Convergence India trade show and exhibition, held in New Delhi, Jan. 29-31.
Tien was there to promote bilateral trade ties and cutting-edge Taiwanese technology products from some of the country’s top companies like Asus, Wellmark, and Edimax. While at the exhibition, Tien spoke with a reporter from the Times of India on the potential to expand economic relations between Taiwanese and Indian businesses.
Tien said that the Taiwan Excellence pavilion, which is organized with by the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA), aims to promote Taiwanese companies and connect them with Indian customers.
Emphasizing that Taiwan is eager to expand its presence and develop a more cooperative relationship with India, Tien also mentioned some of the bilateral agreements signed recently between the India and Taiwan.
Tien said that Taiwan recognizes the great potential that India represents for regional and global markets.
The Times of India quotes Taiwan’s Representative to India as saying the following.
“We are here now and want to increase our presence. There’s no denying the potential of the Indian market. You have strong purchasing power, a stable political system and a proactive government that is going the extra mile to invite businesses to come here. Plus, (India has) a young, talented population and all the ingredients to become a hub for research and development in technology.”
When asked how India and Taiwan might cooperate to boost India’s manufacturing sector, Tien referred to Taiwan’s two science parks, Hsinchu Science Park and Central Taiwan Science Park, as possible model to help enhance and streamline research and development with the broader manufacturing sector.
“We want to help develop similar science parks in India so that Indian manufacturing can benefit directly. We support your government’s Make In India policy and see ample scope for bilateral collaboration here.”
When asked about the potential impact of the U.S.-China trade war on bilateral relations, Tien said that while some businesses are certainly looking to expand operations in India, no matter if there were a trade war or not, Taiwan would still be pursuing closer ties and economic opportunities with India.
“Taiwan is here to do business,” said Tien.