Taiwanese win awards with essays at APEC event


TAIPEI,Taiwan — Two young Taiwanese received top prizes for their research papers on the country’s water culture at an APEC camp, the Cabinet-level National Youth Commission (NYC) said in a statement yesterday.

The two winners, a male and a female, who are in their 20s, won the awards at the 2008 APEC Youth Camp, an event held under the framework of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Peru from Oct.1-6.

The theme of the camp was “caring for the sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Among the four-member Taiwan delegation, Cheng Yu-hsung’s thesis on renovation of the Love River in Kaohsiung City garnered the Best Essay Award, while Wang Chih-hua walked away with the Most Interesting Essay on application of coastal water resources in Chiayi County in southwestern Taiwan.