2020玉山論壇: 疫後新局,新南向區域共同打造堅韌未來

2020玉山論壇: 疫後新局,新南向區域共同打造堅韌未來
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在疫情嚴峻的2020年,玉山論壇如期舉辦,不僅顯示台灣堅實的防疫能力,更積極展現走向國際的決心。副總統賴清德也提到,只要世界接納台灣,台灣能為國際的公衛醫療發展帶來更多貢獻。

由臺灣亞洲交流基金會主辦的第四屆「玉山論壇」在10月8日圓滿落幕了,今年的主題為「共同打造堅韌未來」。

With the theme “Forging a Resilient Future Together “, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) held the fourth annual session of Yushan Forum on October 8th.

玉山論壇,為區域間的疫後合作找出路

全球疫情蔓延,本年度有許多國際性的大型會議與對話論壇受影響而取消或展延,惟玉山論壇賡續辦理,最主要目的有二:第一,持續搭建由台灣發起、邀請鄰近區域共同體成員及理念相近國家參加的常設性區域對話平台,提供與會各界交流因應疫情的策略與作法、並商議如何面對疫後新局及挑戰的合作安排與機制,以具體行動呼應全球攜手抗疫的團結與努力。第二個目的在於彰顯台灣新南向政策的貢獻與成果,以及據此發展出的多元夥伴關係,並討論如何促使台灣與東南亞、南亞及紐澳等新南向夥伴國在疫後新局持續建構一個更加堅韌、更能落實善治目標的區域共同體。

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many international conferences and forums have been canceled or postponed, except for the Yushan Forum, one of the major conferences that has proceeded as scheduled. The Forum has two particular purposes: firstly, for Taiwan, regional partners and like-minded countries to participate in a constructive and sustainable regional platform, where exchanges of strategies and practices in response to the epidemic could take place, as well as discuss cooperation and plausible mechanisms on how to respond to arising situations and challenges post-epidemic. The second purpose is to highlight the contribution and achievements of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy and the diverse partnerships developed thereon. How can Taiwan and Southeast Asia, South Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and other New Southbound partner countries continue to adapt to a new norm after the epidemic through a regional community that is resilient and can better implement the goals of good governance.

因應疫情,百位國際嘉賓線上與會

在各國社會面對疫情威脅的情況下,仍有許多國際訪賓表達出席本屆玉山論壇的意願,但為確保對話品質並增加論壇參與的多元性與便利性,本屆玉山論壇採實體與線上方式同步進行。今年有12國的代表與意見領袖以視訊方式參與對話及發表演說,包括澳洲、菲律賓、印度、越南、美國、日本、孟加拉、瑞典等。同時也有來自16國共25位國外駐臺使節代表、專家學者以及公民社會代表到場參與。主辦單位同步安排了視訊參與管道,共有187位線上與會者關注玉山論壇的對話討論。

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今年玉山論壇由蔡英文總統與臺亞基金會蕭新煌董事長的致詞接開序幕。總統強調新南向政策是台灣的亞洲區域戰略,台灣願意且有能力和亞洲夥伴合作。澳洲前總理騰博(Malcolm Turnbull)、日本「日華議員懇談會」會長古屋圭司(Keiji Furuya)、瑞典前總理畢爾德(Carl Bildt)也發表了開幕演說。騰博前總理表示台灣展現出對抗全球肺炎疫情的努力,讓各界看見,真正的改變是能透過合作而產生的。古屋議員則指出病毒的傳播對對人類社會的威脅,我們不應該讓任何人獨自面對這一切。而畢爾德前總理則強調台灣必須回到世界衛生組織的資訊交流和合作體系裡。

This year's Yushan Forum unrolled with remarks by President Tsai Ing-wen and Chairman Michael Hsiao of the TAEF. President Tsai underlined that the New Southbound Policy is Taiwan’s regional strategy for Asia. Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member of the Japanese House of Representative Keiji Furuya, and former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt also delivered opening remarks. Mr. Turnbull said that Taiwan demonstrated extraordinary efforts in fighting against Covid-19, allowing all domains to realize that profound changes can be achieved through cooperation. Mr. Furuya pointed out that the spread of the virus has resulted in the deterioration of human society. No one should be left behind. Mr. Bildt emphasized that Taiwan must return to the information exchange and cooperation system of the World Health Organization.

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官民攜手——以跨界和創新實力,化危機為轉機

本屆玉山論壇主要分為3個場次。上午的場次著重聚焦於如何實踐經貿、公共衛生、人才培育、農業發展等領域在疫後合作的新方向。行政院鄧振中政務委員也透過演說分享政府跨部會協力實踐新南向政策的成果,他表示,台灣將繼續透過醫療、教育、文化、農業等軟實力強化與新南向區域夥伴的合作,把危機化為轉機,共同建構區域的堅韌未來。下午場次由臺灣亞洲交流基金會的楊昊執行長主持,以韌性的支柱來開啟討論序曲,邀集多位民間領袖代表,從智庫、學術、科技新創、藝文、區域青年發展等多元的角度,討論如何以創新的方式來緩解現今全球面臨的各項挑戰。

The morning session focused on how to practice post-epidemic cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, public health, talent cultivation, and agricultural development. Minister without Portfolio Mr. Deng also shared the results of the inter-ministerial efforts in implementing the New Southbound Policy. The afternoon session was chaired by Dr. Alan Yang, Executive Director of the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation. The discussion focused on a number of issues from technological innovation, art and literature, and regional youth development and how to alleviate the challenges facing the world in innovative ways.

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圓桌對話,與亞洲領袖探討區域韌實力

玉山論壇的另一個焦點是亞洲前瞻圓桌對話,以「打造韌實力攜手迎向未來」為本場主題。「只要世界願意展開雙臂接納台灣,台灣必然會為世界的公衛醫療發展做出更多的貢獻。」賴清德副總統在開場演講中提到。行政院唐鳳政務委員則擔任圓桌論壇主持人,與國際政經領袖與專家學者就後疫情時代的亞洲發展交換意見,其中包括了印尼前副總統卡拉(Jusuf Kalla)、泰國前副總理吉提拉(Kittiratt Na-Ranong)以及台灣中央研究院的何美鄉博士。面對疫情,三人皆強調政府應要有更積極的作為,例如透過資源提供、創造工作機會、法規建置與執行等。

“As long as the world is willing to welcome Taiwan with open arms, Taiwan will truly make even greater contributions to global public health and medical care.” said Vice President Ching-te Lai when opening the roundtable discussion, featuring speakers such as Jusuf Kalla, the former Vice President of Indonesia, and Kittiratt Na-Ranong, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and Dr. Mei-Shang Ho of the Academia Sinica. In the face of the epidemic, the three emphasized that the government should take more active actions, such as providing resources, creating job opportunities, and establishing and implementing laws and regulations.

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最後,外交部吳釗燮部長主持晚宴,邀請丹麥前總理同時也是北約前秘書長拉斯穆森(Anders Fogh Rasmussen)、美國聯邦眾議院外委會亞太小組共和黨首席議員游賀(Ted Yoho)發表演說。拉斯穆森強調台歐關係應被重新檢視,並建議從醫衛、經貿、印太戰略等方面合作,為2020年玉山論壇畫下美好的句點。

Finally, Minister Joseph Wu of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a banquet, where he invited Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Prime Minister of Denmark and the former Secretary-General of NATO, and Ted Yoho, the Republican Chief Member of the Asia-Pacific Group of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to give speeches. Rasmussen emphasized that the relationship between Taiwan and Europe should be reorganized, and suggested cooperations in medical and health, economic and trade, and Indo-Pacific strategies, drawing a closing to the 2020 Yushan Forum.

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今年全球疫情蔓延,更突顯出區域合作的重要性。已邁入第四屆的玉山論壇,透過不同形式的對話和合作型態與國際領袖的支持,促成官方與民間社會在區域合作上的重要對話與協力機制。此外,玉山論壇也是國際社會向台灣表達對新南向政策的期待與建議之場合,更是未來深化與實踐新南向政策的重要平台。

The abrupt pandemic has highlighted the importance of regional cooperation. The Yushan Forum, which has entered its fourth year, has prompted dialogues and cooperation mechanisms between the official and civil society in regional cooperation through different support of international leaders. In addition, the Yushan Forum is also a platform for the international community to express expectations and suggestions for Taiwan's New Southbound Policy. The Yushan Forum serves as an important platform for deepening and implementing the future of the New Southbound Policy.

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