Season five of “Taiwan Revealed,” a documentary series co-produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Discovery Channel, was launched by Henry M. J. Chen, director-general of MOFA’s Department of International Information Services, Oct. 8 in Taipei City.
The latest season comprises two episodes on Taiwan’s agricultural and biomedical prowess, which will be aired in the country Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, respectively. Broadcasting in other parts of the Asia Pacific is also being scheduled, according to the U.S.-based TV channel.
During the launch ceremony, Chen said the ministry and Discovery Channel have jointly produced 32 documentaries as part of the series showcasing Taiwan’s expertise in ecological conservation, green energy, humanitarian endeavors and medical technology, among many other areas.
The programs have won awards and recognition at home and abroad, helping the global community better understand Taiwan while boosting the country’s international profile, he added.
As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people around the world, the DG said the programs are expected to receive enthusiastic reviews from audiences, especially the one highlighting Taiwan’s success in containing the pandemic.
The latest episodes depict the application of artificial intelligence and big data to enhance agricultural and aquacultural output, as well as an innovative biodegradation method that can turn food waste into fertilizer in just three hours.
Also highlighted are ground-breaking stem cell research bringing new hope to stroke patients; a leukocyte reduction filter that can drastically reduce risks in blood transfusion procedures; a revolutionary approach employing AI diagnostics to determine the cause of cardiac emergencies; and the world’s smallest polymerase chain reaction system for testing COVID-19 developed by Hsinchu County-based Industrial Technology Research Institute. (SFC-E)