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Two NSYSU Students Win AIT Business Writing Contest

Two National Sun Yat-sen students wins the 2016 American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Business Writing Contest. The designated essay topic was: “How does commerce promote peace?”, which aims to encourage contestants to investigate how commerce can bring stability and peace to the society. The two, Mkhonzeni Dlamini and Ruo-Hsuan Yu, were among just 5 winners of the contest.


Mkhonzeni Dlamini is from the Kingdom of Swaziland, and currently studies at NSYSU International Master's Program in Electric Power Engineering (IMEPE). His essay focused on the theme of the “African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)” in the U.S. and investigated how trade between the U.S. and Africa can facilitate peace among countries in Africa. The essay mentioned that the Act designates African countries as eligible to receive the benefits of AGOA only if they are making progress towards or have established the following: democracy, the rule of law and political pluralism, respect and protection of human right, and policies to reduce poverty.


Ruo-Hsuan Yu studies at NSYSU Industrial Technology Graduate Program in Financial Innovation. Her essay contained four foci: trade agreement, education and ethnicity, economy and democracy, and social enterprise. She also proposed a simple business plan discussing the capital strategies, financial goals, and core values of an enterprise. Yu stated that she spent about a week researching, structuring the essay, and reading related articles. She said that the most important task was to condense the content into concise sentences and to improve precision on the choice of vocabulary. Yu felt that one of the difficulties of English writing is to clearly articulate one’s thoughts.


The 2016 AIT Business Writing Contest is organized by AIT Kaohsiung Commercial Section in conjunction with the Taiwan-U.S. International Business Diplomacy and Academic Culture Association (TUI), and is sponsored by China Steel Global Trading Corporation (CSGT) of China Steel Group.


Taiwan-U.S. Commercial & Cultural Center (TUCC) director, Dr. Chen-Huan Jack Jan highly recognizes the performance of the winners. Jan encourages students to explore abroad, stay humble, and continue to develop their skills. The award ceremony was hosted by the AIT Commercial Section Chief Sarah Fox, who introduced the objective of the contest. AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office Chief Robert DeWitt awarded the certificates and CSGT President Robert Lin awarded the prizes.

Publish date : 2017-01-04
  • From left: AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office Chief Robert DeWitt, NSYSU students, AIT Commercial Section Chief Sarah Fox
    From left: AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office Chief Robert DeWitt, NSYSU students, AIT Commercial Section Chief Sarah Fox
  • Contest winner Mkhonzeni Dlamini receiving certificate from Robert DeWitt
    Contest winner Mkhonzeni Dlamini receiving certificate from Robert DeWitt
  • Contest winner Ruo-Hsuan Yu receiving certificate from Robert DeWitt and prize from CSGT President Robert Lin
    Contest winner Ruo-Hsuan Yu receiving certificate from Robert DeWitt and prize from CSGT President Robert Lin
  • Group photo at the AIT Business Writing Contest award ceremony
    Group photo at the AIT Business Writing Contest award ceremony
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