許佑格處長在演講中,首先介紹了德國與台灣關係的歷史,並簡要地介紹了德國在台協會的業務範圍。演講中,處長更強調台德雙方在經貿上重要的夥伴關係,並佐以數據證明,台灣是德國在亞洲地區第一大的出口國,讓聽眾對於台德的經貿關係有初步的認識。

演講中,許處長也提到當今世界在全球化中所面臨的挑戰,包含供應鏈的中斷、通貨膨脹、業務遷回本土(reshoring),以及Covid-19持續的衝擊。讓聽眾了解全球化所面臨的衝擊後,許處長也提出可以因應這些衝擊的建議。那就是,各個國家必須盡可能具有彈性,也必須針對未來的不同可能,擬定不同的計畫,來面對這些挑戰所帶來的可能衝擊。

In his lecture today, Director General Jörg Polster started with introducing the history of the relationship between Germany and Taiwan, and gave a brief overview of the scope of operation the German Institute Taiwan is responsible for. In the lecture, the Director General also emphasized the importance of the economic and trade partnership between Taiwan and Germany, and provided data to show that for Germany, Taiwan is the number one exporting country in Asia, thus giving the audience a preliminary understanding of the Taiwan-Germany economic and trade relationship.

During the presentation, Director General Polster also mentioned the challenges faced by the world undergoing globalization today, including disruptions to the supply chain, inflation, relocation of businesses to their home countries (reshoring), and the continuing impact of COVID-19. Once the audience had an understanding of the impacts globalization is facing, Director General Polster also offered suggestions on how to deal with these impacts. That is, countries must be as flexible as possible and draft different plans for the different possibilities in the future, so as to face the possible impacts of these challenges may bring.

全球化與反全球化:對德台關係的影響?