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  • News that Gambia ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan

  • surprised Gambian students in Taiwan.

  • Many are studying at National Taipei University of Science and Technology and Pingtung University of Science and Technology.

  • They are now left to worry about their future.

  • Sarata comes from Gambia

  • and is studying civil engineering at National Taipei University of Technology.

  • Upon hearing that Gambia has ended relations with Taiwan,

  • she felt a little helpless and expressed her wish to keep studying

  • Government and the people of Taiwan are very, very friendly

  • and we have received great care from the university and from the people of Taiwan.

  • National Taipei University of Science and Technology had accepted foreign ministry grants to foster educational exchange amongst countries with diplomatic relations.

  • For this reason, two special academic programs were formed

  • one in civil engineering and the other in urban planning.

  • These programs included undergraduate and graduate study, with a total of 55 Gambian students enrolled.

  • School authorities believe they have no choice but to comply with the government's official policy.

  • Also, there are 18 Gambian students currently studying at National Pingtung University of Science.

  • That they'd expect student dissidents if the students want to continue to stay in Taiwan.

  • National Pingtung University of Science and Technology says academics and foreign policy should be separate

  • and is leaning toward putting the desires of the students first.

News that Gambia ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan

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Ending Taiwan-Gambia relations threatens status of oversees students

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    Jason Lin posted on 2013/12/05
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