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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
On 24 November 2015, the ECCT arranged a Premium Event Lunch together with ICRT to talk about the prospects for the January 2016 presidential and legislative elections for the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The event featured a lively discussion with panelists Dr Shen Fu-Hsiung, Political and Economic Commentator; Dr Nathan Batto, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica; Huang Yu-chun, International Team Executive Secretary, KMT and Dr Ketty W Chen, Director of Research, Association of Public Issues Studies. The discussion was moderated by Keith Menconi, ICRT News Anchor & Host of Taiwan Talk and Taiwan This Week.
Friday, 6 November 2015
On 6 November 2015, the ECCT's Energy & Environment committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Offshore wind - The future of energy" with guest speaker Erdal Elver, President and CEO of Siemens Limited Taiwan & ECCT Executive Director. The speaker gave an overview of the current status of wind energy developments, both globally and in Taiwan.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015

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On 3 November 2015, the ECCT’s 2016 Position Papers were officially released at a Premium Event lunch. A copy of the annual publication was officially handed over by ECCT Chairman Bernd Barkey to the Taiwan government, by represented by Dr Duh Tyzz-Jiun, Minister of the National Development Council. The event was also attended by around 90 guests, including board directors, committee chairpersons, European trade office representatives and other ECCT members. A summary of the main theme and overview were presented at the event by Chairman Barkey. Following the lunch, the papers were released to the media at a press conference, which was attended by around 20 journalists from print, television and online media groups.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
On 22 October 2015, the ECCT's Tax committee arranged a lunch featuring guest speakers Ethan Hsieh, Associate Director and Lorene Chen, Senior Director at KPMG. The speakers provided an overview of withholding tax (WHT) saving avenues in Taiwan, including processes, documents and timelines, an update on tax officers’ assessment practices of pre-approval and refund applications and a few examples of case studies.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
On 21 October 2015, the GNSS Applications Night was hosted by the GNSS.asia project and the ECCT. The evening was held immediately after the GNSS Asia Seminar, a half-day event, which brought together 40 key industrial and institutional GNSS players from the EU and Taiwan to discuss the potential for “smart” applications and services, as well as offer the opportunity for direct B2B matchmaking. The GNSS Applications Night provided an opportunity for guests to interact in an informal setting for networking among key stakeholders from Taiwan and Europe to learn more about GNSS applications and business opportunities, and share innovative ideas. The event featured a series of short presentations of innovative ideas for the use of GNSS technology. 
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