2017 / 3月
Cathy Teng /photos courtesy of Jimmy Lin /tr. by Jonathan Barnard
Since the 1950s, going to Taiwan for university has been a popular choice for ethnic Chinese in Malaysia. Often, the only overseas Chinese that Taiwanese college students meet are from Malaysia. And in the Overseas Youth Vocational Training School program, sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, students from Malaysia always outnumber those of other nations. According to the Ministry of Education, the 16,051 Malaysian students in Taiwan in 2016 comprised 54% of all students from the ten ASEAN nations. Taiwan enjoys a greater level of educational exchange with Malaysia than with any other Southeast-Asian nation.