On November 6, 2023, Vice President Lai Qingde of the Republic of China took a group photo with “representatives of the Tailor-made Clothing Industry Federation of the Republic of China participating in the 39th World Tailor-made Clothing Federation Conference in 2023”. (Provided by the Presidential Office of the Republic of China)
[The Epoch Times, November 08, 2023](Epoch Times reporter Zhong Yuan reported in Taiwan) Vice President of the Republic of China Lai Qingde met with “representatives of the Tailor-made Clothing Industry Federation of the Republic of China to participate in the 39th World Tailor-made Clothing Federation Conference in 2023” and affirmed everyone’s participation in the event. With long-term hard work in the suit industry, the honor of winning the team championship is the “Light of Taiwan”.
When Lai Qingde delivered a speech when receiving representatives attending the World Tailor-made Clothing Industry Alliance Conference on the 6th, he said that he was very happy to meet with you at the Presidential Palace on behalf of President Tsai Ing-wen. He would like to express special thanks to Chairman Zhuang Guangrong and Honorary Chairman Chen Zhifeng of the Tailor-made Clothing Industry Federation of the Republic of China for leading Taiwanese experts to travel to Italy, the world’s fashion capital, to participate in the World Tailor-made Clothing Industry Federation Conference, known as the “Oscar of the Western-style Clothing Industry”, and achieved outstanding results. , he wanted to express his affirmation here.
Lai Ching-te said that he would also like to express his special thanks to the new generation of young experts. Although Taiwan only joined the World Tailor-made Federation in 2003, it has made rapid progress and caught up in just 20 years, and achieved amazing results, including Li Zhicheng winning the Golden Needle and Golden Thread. The men’s wear gold medal, Tsang Wing-ching won the gold needle and gold thread women’s wear gold medal, Zheng Chenglin won the gold finger silver medal and Huang Shikun won the best sewing award.
In addition, he said that in the “Creative Designer” competition project where designers from various countries shared design concepts, the Taiwan representative also received the highest evaluation and appreciation. After the entire competition, Taiwan won the honor of the overall team championship. We are not only the light of Taiwan, but also the MVP of the world’s tailoring industry.
Lai Ching-te mentioned that the government is very concerned about and supports the development of the tailoring industry, especially Taiwan’s textile industry, which has also found its own way. According to statistics, there will be more than 4,500 textile and garment factories in Taiwan in 2022, providing more than 140,000 jobs, with a total output value It also exceeded 400 billion yuan (NT$, the same below) (approximately 12.9 billion U.S. dollars), and the trade surplus was as high as 157.1 billion yuan (approximately 5.07 billion U.S. dollars), contributing a lot to the country’s economic development.
Lai Qingde said that the government attaches great importance to technical and vocational education. Starting next year, high school vocational education will be free of tuition. At the same time, it will also improve technical and vocational school equipment and provide relevant subsidies for technical and vocational training so that students can acquire good skills; it will also expand technical and vocational education. Teachers, hiring experienced industry masters as industry masters to teach young students, these are the actions of the future government. We hope to assist the development of Western clothing and other related industries, and look forward to working with everyone to make the entire industry more advanced.
Editor in charge: Ye Ziwei