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TAIWAN – BELGIUM RELATIONS

The two countries are collaborating on medicine and biotechnologies issues.

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Prof. Dr. Lien Wen-hui and her team. (c) de Duve Institute.

Doctor Lien Wen-hui from Taiwan, an eminent professor and researcher in stem cell and organ development met during her study in molecular biology in Washington Professor Christian de Duve. A former Belgian winner of the Nobel Medicine Prize. It was the start of a successful collaboration, Pr. Lien is meanwhile proceeding her research at the de Duve Institute hosting laboratories of the faculty of medicine of the University of Leuven (UCL). Where since 2013 she and her team are doing promising achievement in the molecular biology sector. And from this year on she is granted  of the status of permanent research associate by the Belgian French National Scientific Research Fund (FNRS) allowing her to continue her leading laboratory work.

In the coming days the expat community of Taiwan in Brussels will celebrate her National Day around October 10th. The Double Ten Day commemorates the start of the uprising of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and the establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. Which marks thus the end of the imperial era and the founding of the Chinese Republic led by Sun Yat-sen. This is an opportunity to large parades in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, but also performances of folk dances, acrobatics, martial arts, dragon dances and of the lion. A huge fireworks wilm be pull over the river Tamshui to mark the end of this day of national celebrations.

Olivier Bulto

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/ 

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