Newspaper article China Post

Malaysian Hakkas Visit to Talk Exchange Plans

Newspaper article China Post

Malaysian Hakkas Visit to Talk Exchange Plans

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Eleven Malaysians of Hakka descent sent a delegation to the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) in Taiwan on Feb. 3.

The visit followed an initiative launched last year in which HAC members travel to different Southeast Asian countries with Hakka and aboriginal communities to conduct cultural exchanges.

HAC Minister Lee Yung-te ([...]) met with the 11-person delegation, which included Li Der-hung ([...]), Huang Wen-chia ([...]) and Po Chen-wei ([...]), to discuss future plans for the cultural exchange program.

Lee said that the program was successful in using popular Hakka songs to reach young people, and looked forward to using movies and TV shows to advertise Hakka culture to Malaysia, other Southeast Asian countries and China. …

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