Dancing in the streets of London
For the first time, a Taiwanese contingent participated in London’s Lord Mayor’s Show. This small but determined Taiwanese expat community put their nation on the map herein London.
A group of Taiwanese gathered in front of the ancient church of St Mary-le-Bow at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London on Nov. 11.
The Taiwanese expat community in the UK is quite small compared to many others with only around 25,000.
Taiwanese expats are scattered all across the UK and even London, but there is no concentration of Taiwanese in any particular area.
The technology sector is the main source of employment, with logistics, import/export and the restaurant industry also appear as important.
Students are also to be found scattered across the universities and colleges nationwide.
The number of Taiwanese students studying in the UK reached 12,000 last year (2016), while nearly 100,000 visited as tourists, with a similar number of Britons making the trip to Taiwan.
These figures are set for an additional boost when China Airlines introduces its non-stop Taipei-London service starting next month (December 2017).
Taiwan-United Kingdom Relations describe the relations between the Republic of China (ROC; commonly called Taiwan) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Due to the One China policy the United Kingdom doesn’t recognise the Government of the Republic of China and all diplomatic relations between the two countries take place on an unofficial basis. Taiwan maintains the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. in London with a branch office in Edinburgh while the United Kingdom maintains the British Office Taipei in Taipei.
The Youth Mobility Scheme 2018 for Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2018. The selection criteria is a lottery based system managed by UK Visas and Immigration.
There will be 1,000 places available to Taiwanese youth. This will be split into two ballots, one in January and one in July. A total of 800 applicants will be selected for the first ballot in January 2018. If your application is successful you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to 2 years.
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