By Christie Chen, Shih Hsiu-chuan, Joseph Yeh and Lee Hsin-Yin, CNA staff reporters
A Taiwanese child grows up learning arts, science and other subjects at school in both Chinese and English. That child becomes immersed in both languages and years later, when attending an international youth summit, he or she can fluently express ideas in English and communicate with peers from around the world.
Meanwhile, taxi drivers, night market vendors and people from all walks of life in Taiwan are able to speak a little English and communicate on a basic level with foreign English speakers visiting the country.
That is the vision promoted by Premier Lai Ching-te (???) and his administration, which is mulling making English Taiwan's second official language.
"As the world changes, there are far more opportunities for people all over the world to communicate than in the past. If young people have a good command of English, they have more opportunities to explore and connect with the world," Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (???), who is leading a feasibility study on the issue, told CNA in a January interview.
Source: Fucus Taiwan