National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior's "IFI Network" has a podcast program called "XIN TAI KE cha cha" that allows anybody to discuss their experiences in Taiwan, whether they are native Taiwanese, new immigrants, migrant workers, or international students. Ning Yuan-mei (寧元美), a new immigrant from Shandong, is invited in this episode to share the differences between Taiwan and her home country in terms of health care, food, culture, etc.
“Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network” presents this episode in 5 languages including Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Thai and Indonesian so that more new immigrants can easily understand the wonderful content.
Ning Yuan-mei (寧元美) stated during the interview that she had strong feelings on Taiwan's medical and health insurance system. According to her, China's medical system has changed over the past decade, and the technology is also quite advanced. The medical insurance system in China is split into two categories: agricultural household registration insurance and urban household registration insurance. The amount paid varies across cities and villages as well.
Additionally, Ning Yuan-mei went into great depth to address the host's intense interest in the consultation cost. According to her, the appointment fee varies depends on the hospitals, unlike Taiwan, where the registration charge is fixed.
XIN TAI KE cha cha: Ning Yuan-mei, a new immigrant from Shandong Province, shared her deep feelings about life in Taiwan.Photo reproduced from Pixabay
Ning Yuan-mei (寧元美) also discussed her healthcare experience in Taiwan, noting that certain seemingly insignificant details show great consideration. For instance, the public will be reminded whether there is a free checkup when visiting a doctor thanks to the health insurance card. When coworkers nearby suffer from serious illnesses, they might also lessen the financial burden of health insurance subsidies.
Ning also thanked Taiwan for offering a lot of free vocational training courses and giving study allowances for new immigrants so that they may study worry-free. This was in reference to the issues that new immigrants encounter in the employment and social integration after moving to Taiwan. After receiving instruction from qualified instructors, they can feel comfortable going into the job.
The weather in northern Taiwan is very humid, which is considerably different from the climate in her homeland, and this worries Ning Yuan-mei (寧元美) a little. The warmth and compassion of Taiwanese people, however, are what she underlined as the most abundant sense of coming Taiwan. When she initially arrived in Taiwan, the workers at the Taoyuan National Immigration Agency welcomed her with open arms, dispelling the myth that the public sector is largely apathetic to issues. Additionally, Ning Yuan-mei emphasizes that the warmth in talking with people in life, which makes her fall even more in love with Taiwan.
Listen more on the Podcast XIN TAI KE cha cha.