James Renwick,The China Post
The British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Kaohsiung moved in to new offices this week, where together with the British Council it will provide educational, cultural and business support services for southern Taiwan. The BTCO in Kaohsiung was first set up in 1999 to provide assistance to British companies seeking to do business in southern Taiwan and for local businessmen keen to develop links with British exporters and investors.
The British Council hopes that from its new base, together with the BTCO it can continue to enhance the reputation of the United Kingdom as a valued partner to Taiwan by creating opportunities for people in education, arts, culture and science and technology. With offices in both Taipei and Kaohsiung, the British Council provides free information and counselling on all aspects of education and cultural resources in the United Kingdom. It also gives help to students who want to study IELTS and take similar examinations so that they can pursues an academic career in Britain.