AIT, MOFA, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and Guatemala Host Inaugural Western Hemisphere vGCTF

On September 9, 2020, The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and the Government of Guatemala hosted the first in a series of expert exchanges focused on the Western Hemisphere under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).  Today’s webinar focused on helping countries deploy digital ... Read More»

Forum on Supply Chain Restructuring: Improving Resilience Amongst Like-Minded Partners

As the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainties continue to impact supply chains around the world, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will strengthen consultations and cooperation on supply chain restructuring and resiliency, especially in the ICT and medical sectors. |PR-2040| |September 4, 2020| Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Forum on Supply Chain Restructuring: Improving Resilience Amongst Like-Minded Partners

As we plan for a post-pandemic world and evaluate what changes to the global supply chain are necessary, one thing is certain: Taiwan has demonstrated time and again that it is a reliable partner and a critical player for moving toward a more sustainable global economy. |OT-2036| |September 4, 2020| Read More»

Remarks by David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs At the Heritage Foundation (virtual) 

                    OT-2036 September 8, 2020 Remarks by David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Heritage Foundation (virtual)  August 31, 2020   (as prepared for delivery)  OPENING Thank you for the wonderful introduction.  I would like to thank the Heritage ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Security Cooperation Month Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

We face dangerous new technologies, a deadly pandemic and the unpredictable effects of climate change. But our partnership, rooted in tradition, continues to exemplify the mutual support, mutual respect, and mutual interests that these service members and their cohort helped to build between our societies and between our militaries. |OT-2035| |September 2, 2020| Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Cotton Richmond at the 2020 International Workshop on Combating Human Trafficking

And it’s not just the authorities who have demonstrated a strong commitment to fight trafficking.  Taiwan has an active, thriving, and vocal array of civil society organizations all working to ensure that Taiwan can stop traffickers, protect victims, and prevent this crime by dismantling the systems that make it easier for traffickers to operate. |OT-2034|September 1, ... Read More»

Statement on Recent Developments to the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relationship

AIT commends Taiwan for taking significant steps toward fulfilling its commitments on market access for U.S. pork and beef.  These steps affirm Taiwan’s global position as a reliable trading partner and will bring Taiwan into line with international standards applied by countries around the world.|PR-2038|August 31, 2020 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Announcement of the AIT-TECRO Joint Declaration on 5G Security

The United States advocates for a vibrant digital economy worldwide that benefits from the promise of fifth-generation (5G) networks.  5G is transformative and will touch every aspect of our lives, including critical infrastructure.|OT-2032|August 26, 2020 Read More»

American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office Joint Declaration on 5G Security

Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and security, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, on behalf of their respective authorities, note the importance of cooperation on 5G.|PR-2034|August 26, 2020 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the AmCham’s Hsieh Nien Fan Dinner

It is my pleasure to represent AIT once again at the annual AmCham Hsieh Nien Fan dinner, coming a few months later than usual this year.  I think the very fact that we can all be gathered here together is not only a testament to Taiwan’s extremely deft handling of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the MAPECT 2020 International Investment Forum

I am confident that today’s forum about supply chain restructuring and merger and acquisition opportunities in a post-pandemic environment will provide important insights to the public, Taiwan’s business leaders, and policymakers. |OT-2030|August 26, 2020 Read More»

Sec. Azar Pays Respects to President Lee and Highlights Burgeoning U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relationship

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar began his final day in Taiwan speaking to journalists throughout the Indo-Pacific region on a telebriefing hosted by the U.S. State Department’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub.|PR-2030|August 13, 2020 Read More»

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0053 (Closing date: August 27, 2020)

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0053 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for laptop computers and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (Taipei time). Clarification to ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0050 (Closing date: September 8, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0050 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as “AIT”) is hereby soliciting for one (1) UV printer and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. Interested bidders are required to have a presence in Taiwan to be able to provide prompt maintenance and support for this product when required. If a firm is ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0052 (Closing date: September 16, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0052 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide property management and security guard services for a residential building.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a minimum, each offeror must meet the ... Read More»

HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Lead Delegation to Taiwan in First Visit by a U.S. HHS Secretary

In the coming days, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan. This marks the first visit to Taiwan by an HHS Secretary, the first Cabinet member to visit in six years, and the highest level visit by a U.S. Cabinet official since 1979. |PR-2025| |August 5, 2020| Read More»

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0049 (Closing date: August 14, 2020)

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0049 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide company background check services for AIT. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements ... Read More»

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0051 (Closing date: August 17, 2020)

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0051 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for HP computers and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 16:30pm (Taipei time). Clarification ... Read More»

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0048 (Closing date: August 14)

The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for secure KVM switch and cable kit and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (Taipei time). Clarification ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0042 (Closing date: August 6)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0042 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as “AIT”) has a requirement for a firm to provide services for the creation of a social media program for the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0047 (Closing date: August 5, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0047 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide preventive maintenance service for Potable Water Treatment System at AIT Taipei, Taiwan.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0035 (Closing date: August 5, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0035 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide preventive maintenance service for Fuel Management System at AIT Taipei, Taiwan.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. ... Read More»

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0045 (Closing date: July 31, 2020)

Updated: RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0045 (Closing date: July 31, 2020) The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for HVAC Boiler Parts and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0046 (Closing date: August 04, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0046 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to install precast U shape galvanized grating cover ditch along retaining wall (JinHu Rd.) inside AIT compound.  The contract will be a firm fixed price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at USA Caucus Launch Event Legislative Yuan

Last year, we at AIT celebrated forty years since the U.S. Congress codified our commitment to Taiwan in the Taiwan Relations Act, and also established the American Institute in Taiwan. The TRA was passed swiftly and overwhelmingly on a bipartisan basis by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Forty-one years later, Taiwan still ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0029 (Closing date: July 31, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0029 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to maintain audio-visual equipment in the multi-purpose room of the AIT Taipei office.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. ... Read More»

American Institute in Taiwan Thanks Departing TECRO Representative, Stanley Kao; Welcomes Hsiao Bi-Khim

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) would like to thank departing Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) Representative Stanley Kao for his many contributions to the partnership between the United States and Taiwan... AIT congratulates and welcomes incoming Representative Hsiao Bi-Khim, appointed by President Tsai to lead TECRO during her second term.|PR-2023|July 16, 2020 Read More»

Important Information for Visa Applicants

As of Wednesday, July 15, AIT Taipei has resumed routine visa services. We are currently prioritizing student and exchange visitor visa processing (F,M,J). Please be aware that wait times may be long for routine appointments. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, you may follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/tw/tw-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0044 (Closing date: July 24, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0044 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide services for zinc orthophosphate dosing in potable water pipes in AIT. The contract will be a firm fixed price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0043 (Closing date: July 18, 2020)

The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide refinishing / buffing services for the CCAC 1st granite floor. The contract will be a firm fixed price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0038 (Closing date: July 22, 2020)

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0038 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for a new Medium-Duty Commercial Truck and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (Taipei ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete ... Read More»

The United States Releases the 2020 Trafficking In Persons Report

On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2020 Traffic In Persons (TIP) Report at a virtual event accompanied by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond.  The 2020 TIP Report assesses the anti-trafficking efforts of 188 governments, including the United ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0024 (Closing date: July 15, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0024 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as “AIT”) has a requirement for a firm to provide AC Maintenance & Cleaning services at the AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a minimum, each offeror must meet ... Read More»

United States, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia Conclude the second VGCTF Workshop on COVID-19: Preparing for the Second Wave

On June 24, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in partnership with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and Australian Office, co-hosted the second virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on COVID-19: Preparing for the Second Wave. |PR-2019|June 24, 2020 Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0037 (Closing date: July 15, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0037 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide corrective landscaping services to improve drainage and reduce soil erosion at the AIT Taipei compound.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-priced contract.  Landscape correction service includes the installation of drainpipe, catch basins, top-soil, and vegetation planting ... Read More»

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0016 (Closing date: July 8, 2020)

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0016 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide power distribution equipment preventive maintenance service for AIT. The contract type will be a firm-fixed-price contract. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0035 (Closing date: June 29, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0035 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide preventive maintenance services for Fuel Management System and Potable Water Treatment System at AIT Taipei, Taiwan.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially ... Read More»

Talent Circulation Alliance White Paper

Talent is the prerequisite for realizing virtually all of Taiwan’s economic policy objectives, including transitioning to an innovation-based economy, internationalizing Taiwan’s workforce, and becoming a digital nation. To help reach those goals, the Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA) was jointly launched last year by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taiwanese authorities as a ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at TCA White Paper Launch

The Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA) is a public-private partnership, jointly founded last April by the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taiwan authorities, that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals.|OT-2020|June 12, 2020 Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0033 (Closing date: June 25, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0033 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide biannual exterior window cleaning services for AIT Taipei.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a minimum, ... Read More»

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0015 (Closing date: June 30, 2020)

Solicitation No: TPE200-20-Q-0015 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide HVAC water treatment and maintenance service for AIT. The contract type will be a firm-fixed-price contract. All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. ... Read More»

AIT/TECRO Equivalence Arrangement Expands U.S. and Taiwan Organic Export Opportunities

On June 4, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed and exchanged letters on behalf of the United States and Taiwan inaugurating a new organic equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020, allowing organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan ... Read More»

Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance

The United States and Taiwan are enhancing our important cooperation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We want countries around the world to benefit from the generous contributions and impressive expertise that Taiwan—a vibrant democracy and a force for good—brings to the global community, and improve the health and welfare of their people. |PR-2015|June 5, ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework

On June 1, 2015, the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) was established to provide a platform through which Taiwan could contribute to global problem solving and share its expertise with partners across the region. |PR-2015|June 1, 2020| Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0032 (Closing date: June 12, 2020 )

The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide maintenance and cleaning services for two underground storm water detention tanks at AIT Taipei compound.  The contract will be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0034 (Closing date: June 8, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0034 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as “AIT”) is hereby soliciting for one (1) aerial work platform and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition.  If a firm is interested in bidding on this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during official business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to ... Read More»

Taiwan’s Exclusion From the World Health Assembly

The United States condemns Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly. At a time when the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we need multilateral institutions to deliver on their stated missions and to serve the interests of all member states, not to play politics while lives are at stake. |PR-2013|May 19, 2020 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Taiwan-U.S. COVID-19 Prevention Cooperation Press Conference on the Modular Hospital Ward Design

I often describe the U.S.-Taiwan relationship with the phrase “Real Friends, Real Progress,” and I am honored to be here today to celebrate another milestone in U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, a new partnership between Temple University and Fu Jen Catholic University to build Modular, Adaptable, Convertible (“MAC”) hospital wards to help serve COVID-19 patients in the United ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0030

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0030 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as “AIT”) has a requirement for a firm to provide intercommunication system repair services.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal: ... Read More»

Updates: RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0028 (Closing date: May 22, 2020 )

Updates RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0028 (Updated) The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for the HVAC replacement air filters and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0031 (Closing date: May 27, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0031 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide gardening services to maintain the appearance of the landscape elements of AIT Taipei compound, including the grass, shrubbery, garden areas, trees and path.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan   Event:  On May 8, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan.  The CECC reports the total number of confirmed positive cases as 440 and continues to emphasize the importance of good hand hygiene and social distancing in public places.   If you feel unwell, ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

May 1, 2020 Location:  Taiwan Event:  On May 1, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan, marking the sixth consecutive day with no new cases. It has been 19 days since the last case of local transmission. The CECC continues to emphasize the importance of good hand ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0025 (Closing date: June 10, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0025 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide webhosting, library system and mail services for AIT.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work.  At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements ... Read More»

United States, Taiwan, and Japan Conclude the first Virtual GCTF Workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) was pleased to co-host the first virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association on April 29. In an effort to comply with Taiwan CDC recommendations on events and gatherings and to accommodate participants ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Virtual GCTF on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation

Combating disinformation and containing a highly contagious virus are actually not so different. Both require an understanding of how the adversary operates, what mechanisms it uses to reproduce, and where it came from. |OT-2016|April 30, 2020 Read More»

Opening Remarks by Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro at the Virtual GCTF on Countering COVID-19 Disinformation

It is no secret that Taiwan is leading the Indo-Pacific region in its handling of COVID-19. You are serving as an inspiration for the world, and we are grateful for your leadership. All of us are learning from the Taiwan Model...|OT-2015|April 30, 2020 Read More»

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0028

RFQ No: TPE200-20-Q-0028  The American Institute in Taiwan (herein referred to as AIT) is hereby soliciting for the HVAC replacement air filters and welcomes vendors to submit a quotation for competition. If a firm is interested in bidding this solicitation, please contact AIT Procurement via email Taipei_Procurement@state.gov during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Clarification ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Hosts Webcast

It is moments like this that give new meaning to U.S.-Taiwan relationship, which we describe in the expression: Real Friends, Real Progress.  That is why Secretary of State Pompeo recently tweeted: During tough times, real friends stick together. |OT-2014|April 25, 2020 Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

April 24, 2020 Location:  Taiwan Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Commercial flight options currently exist in Taiwan, however, airlines have significantly ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at MOFA Thermometer Donation Ceremony

From our perspective, the “Taiwan Model” offers five key lessons for the world which can perhaps be summarized as the “Five Ts”: Transparency, Transportation Controls, Tracking, Testing, and Technology.  Today, we could add a sixth T: Thermometers!  |OT-2013|April 24, 2020 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the COHACK Press Conference

Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 has been more successful than any in the world according to nearly all available metrics.  Despite its proximity to China and regular cross-Strait flows of travelers and commerce, Taiwan has thus far succeeded in controlling the spread of COVID-19. |OT-2012|April 24, 2020 Read More»

Health Alert

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 21, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 425 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 21, the CECC announced three new confirmed cases involving personnel on a naval fleet that recently returned to Taiwan, bringing the number of cases connected to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 17, 2020) Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 17, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 395 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  The CECC announced no new confirmed cases on April 17, the third day this week with no new confirmed cases.  ... Read More»

Virtual Program: #TheTaiwanModel: When Civic Technology Meets Open Data

Crises like COVID-19 are when partnerships matter the most. The United States will continue to advocate for Taiwan’s greater international participation, particularly to share its impressive global health expertise with the world. Sign up and join our virtual live-stream program on Apr. 28 at 9:00 AM. We are inviting Minister Audrey Tang and mask app ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 10, 2020) Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 10, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 10, the CECC announced two new confirmed cases, both of which were imported cases of people returning from ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 5, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 363 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 5, the CECC announced eight new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 4, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 4, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 355 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 4, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 3, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 3, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 348 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 3, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory ... Read More»

Virtual Forum on Expanding Taiwan’s Participation on the Global Stage

On March 31, 2020, high-level officials representing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the U.S. Department of State, the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened for a virtual forum on expanding Taiwan’s participation on the global stage.  |PR-2010|April 3, 2020 Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (March 31, 2020)

Location: Taiwan Event: As of March 31, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 322 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with five fatalities. Latest updates from CECC: On March 31, the CECC announced 16 new confirmed cases, with 14 being imported cases and two being cases of local transmission. Patients in the imported ... Read More»

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of March 30, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 306 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On March 30, the CECC announced eight new confirmed cases, with seven being imported cases and one being local transmission. Patients in the imported cases traveled to Taiwan from ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0022 (Closing date: April 14, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0022 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide corrective landscaping services to improve drainage and reduce soil erosion at AIT Taipei compound.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to ... Read More»

Health Alert– American Institute in Taiwan (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of March 26, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 252 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC: On March 25, the CECC recommended that indoor events attended by more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings attended by more than 500 people be suspended, in order to ... Read More»

Health Alert – The American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live abroad should arrange for immediate return to the ... Read More»

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0014 (Closing Date: March 31, 2020)

Solicitation No. TPE200-20-Q-0014 The American Institute in Taiwan (herein as AIT) has a requirement for a firm to provide preventive maintenance services on ANSUL R-102 Fire Suppression Systems at AIT Taipei.  The contract will be a firm-fixed-price contract.  All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of “U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979” Exhibition

We often talk about the U.S.-Taiwan partnership in very simple terms: Real Friends, Real Progress (真朋友,真進展). What does that mean? It means that the United States is a committed partner and a true friend to Taiwan; that our words match our deeds; that with us, what you see is what you get; and that the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate are decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a ... Read More»

Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented ... Read More»

Alert: Typhoon Lekima

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Lekima is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan. Although Taiwan’s  Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Lekima to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northeastern and northern parts of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the IPCA Joint Commission Press Conference

I am very pleased to introduce the Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Suzanne Lawrence, and the Taiwan Minister for Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-Chung. They have just concluded the first U.S.-Taiwan joint commission meeting to discuss International Parental Child Abduction. This meeting was the first product of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AIT and ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Greene at Opening Ceremony of GCTF on Network Security and Emerging Technologies

Security cannot be an afterthought in the development of emerging technologies, it has to be the foundation. Just as we cannot have a vibrant economy without physical security, so too we cannot have a dynamic digital economy without network security. | OT-1929 | May 28, 2019 Read More»

Air Defense Exercise in Northern Taiwan on Monday, May 27, 2019

The Taipei City government has announced that an air defense exercise, Wan An No. 42, will be conducted on Monday, May 27, 2019, from 1:30-2:00 p.m. The exercise is scheduled for 30 minutes and will take place in northern Taiwan including Taipei City, New Taipei City, Yilan County, Keelung City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, and ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the Opening of Exchange Opportunities Day

To help promote more academic and professional exchange, in cooperation with Fulbright Taiwan, AIT has recently launched the “Talent Circulation Alliance.” For decades, Taiwan has been one of our closest economic and commercial partners. | OT-1927 | May 24, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT)

“I am pleased to add AIT’s voice to that of MAPECT and many others in urging continued enhancements to Taiwan’s investment climate, particularly with regard to M&A and private equity.” - Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT) at Taiwan Industrial M&A and Transformation ... Read More»

Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Tainan

As we celebrate the achievements of the past 40 years under the Taiwan Relations Act, we will be just as focused on how we can strengthen and broaden the relationship over the next 40 years and beyond… | OT-1924E | April 19, 2019 Read More»

Join Director Christensen in Taichung on April 24th 2019 for a U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Consular Services

AIT Director Brent Christensen cordially invites you to a U.S. citizen town hall in Taichung on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 am.  This is the third in a series of town halls that Director Christensen will host around the island. Read More»

AIT and TECRO Sign MOU on Cooperation on International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA)

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation on International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA).| PR-1913 | April 13, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nien Fan

I look forward to advancing the many areas in which the United States and Taiwan have already found successful partnerships, and finding new ways to advance our shared values and interests. In particular, I look forward to conducting this work from our new AIT office in Neihu when we move in just a few short ... Read More»

Registration for Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit Is Now Open

AIT is proud to be co-organizing, in cooperation with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit. | PR-1910E | April 4, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Pingtung

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. | OT-1911E | March 21, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at 2019 AIC Innovation Forum and “Imagine That! Innovation Exhibition”

The AIC was jointly established by AIT and the Taiwan Design Center in 2014 to promote shared U.S.-Taiwan values of Innovation, Entrpreneruship, Digitalization, and Culture & Design, by offering technology, creativity, and design-themed programs to public audiences.  Over the past five years, more than 98,000 people have visited the AIC or attended one of over ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sam Brownback at Taipei Religious Freedom Conference

And our confidence in the future, that religious freedom would be the hallmark of the world, that the gates of religious freedom would fly open around the world, and religious oppress, the Iron curtain of religious oppression would come down around the world; and that the people practicing their faith now can do so in ... Read More»

The Visit of U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, March 10-13, 2019

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback from the U.S. Department of State will visit Taiwan on March 10-13 to attend the 2019 Regional Religious Freedom Forum called “A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region.” | PR-1905 | March 10, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Director Raymond Greene at USA Pavilion, 2019 Taipei TIMTOS

Welcome to the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the 2019 Taipei International Machine Tool Show…We are confident that the partnerships between U.S. and Taiwan companies will result in machines that will make the factories of tomorrow smarter and more efficient. | OT-1904E | March 4, 2019 Read More»

Background of U.S.-Taiwan Space and Astronomy Exhibition

The United States and Taiwan have an impressive record of cooperation and joint achievements, particularly in the area of science and technology. Our shared traditions of innovation and entrepreneurship ensure that both the United States and Taiwan will benefit from our continued science engagement. | OT-1903E | February 26, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at U.S.-Taiwan Space and Astronomy Exhibition

This year AIT celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and we have planned a series of events throughout the year focusing on different aspects of our partnership. February is science month and is dedicated to the 40 years of close cooperation between the United States and Taiwan in science and technology. | ... Read More»

AIT Officially Launches an Instagram Account

AIT is happy to announce that we have officially launched an official Instagram account. AIT has found interactions with our more that 107K Facebook friends to be both rewarding and instructive. We hope that Instagram will provide an additional platform to communicate with and learn from our friends in Taiwan. | PR-1902E | February 20, ... Read More»

AIT@40 – Share Your Video with Us [Video]

Really? Just with only 3 steps you could win limited-edition AIT@40 prizes? That’s right! AIT is now soliciting short, creative, selfie-style videos that answer the question “What does the U.S.-Taiwan relationship mean to you?” We want to hear your views on the valuable and steadfast relationship between the United States and Taiwan in a 15-30 ... Read More»

“AIT@40: Strong Foundation, Bright Future”: Celebrating the 40th of TRA and AIT

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), proudly announces the launch of a yearlong campaign called AIT@40. This campaign will celebrate 40 years of friendship and partnership between the United States and Taiwan since the signing of the ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen – AIT@40 Launch Announcement

AIT, in coordination with TECRO and MOFA, is launching a yearlong campaign called AIT@40. This campaign will celebrate forty years of friendship and partnership between the United States and Taiwan since the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act. | OT-1901E | February 1, 2019 Read More»

Joint Statement: Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers

Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers. These Chinese actors used this access to compromise the networks of the providers’ clients, including global companies located in at least 12 countries. Read More»

AIT Presents: 3 Questions with Former U.S. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder [Video]

It is time for another edition of “AIT Presents 3 Questions”! Did you know that a record number of women ran for office in this year’s U.S. midterm elections? But the situation was very different 45 years …listen, as former U.S. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder tells us about what has changed since the time she entered ... Read More»

Summer 2019 – Study of the U.S. Institutes Programs (Application Deadline: January 11, 2019)

The American Institute in Taiwan Public Diplomacy Section is pleased to invite candidates to apply for one of the Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute programs. The Study of the U.S. Institutes are designed for mid-career university-level educators. Each institute will typically last five - six weeks and will take place during various dates ... Read More»

Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) International Workshop Held on December 14

AIT co-hosted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) International Workshop on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. | PR-1849E | December 14, 2018 Read More»

AIT Spring 2019 Student Internship Program

Are you a Taiwan college or graduate student interested in international affairs? Would you like to gain international work experience? Come join us at AIT! AIT is delighted to announce our Spring 2019 student internship program! Applications must be received by December 26. Apply today! Read More»

President Trump and First Lady on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush Issued on: December 1, 2018   Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Kaohsiung

I am particularly honored to help open the AIT@40 exhibition here in Kaohsiung… The U.S.-Taiwan relationship has a remarkable history, and we have come a long way together, as Taiwan developed into both a hi-tech economic powerhouse and also a highly successfully liberal democracy. | OT-1843E | November 29, 2018 Read More»

USTR Updates Section 301 Investigation

Washington, DC -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative today (Nov. 20) released a report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. “We completed this update as part of this Administration’s strengthened monitoring and enforcement effort,” Ambassador Robert Lighthizer ... Read More»

AIT Presents: 3 Questions with Erica Thomas on Midterm Elections [Video]

Special congratulations to the women candidates who won their races during Saturday’s elections! In our AIT Present 3 Questions: Midterm Elections Edition, recently re-elected Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas talks about “The Year of the Women” and shares her advice for young people who aspire to run for public office. Read More»

USDEC Partnered with NKUHT to Launch USA Cheese Specialist™ Certification Program

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce the launch of USA Cheese Specialist™ Certification Program in Taiwan. This program is an industry-academic partnership between the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT). | PR-1844E | November 9, 2018 Read More»

2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange

2018 OPEN DOORS REPORT: Taiwan students in USA increase for third consecutive year; Number of U.S. students in Taiwan also grows. According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, there were 22,454 Taiwan students enrolled at U.S. institutions, an increase of 4.4 percent over the prior year. | PR-1843 | November 14, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 9): "As President Trump has made clear, the United States seeks a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China grounded in fairness, reciprocity, and respect…Regarding our strong ties with a democratic Taiwan, I reiterated the U.S. policy has not changed and that we are concerned about China’s increasing efforts to coerce others, constraining Taiwan’s ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen

My visit is an opportunity to take stock of the flourishing U.S.-Taiwan relationship and our comprehensive, durable, and mutually beneficial partnership. That relationship is grounded in our shared interests, and, just as importantly, in our shared values, in particular our support for democracy and human rights. | OT-1839 | November 5, 2018 Read More»

PRC State-owned Company, Taiwan Company, and Three Individuals Charged with Economic Espionage

The Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury indicted a state-owned enterprise of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a Taiwan company, and three individuals, charging them with crimes related to a conspiracy to steal, convey, and possess stolen trade secrets of an American semiconductor company for the benefit of a state-owned enterprise ... Read More»

Statement on China’s Decision to Pull Out of Cross-Strait Joint Maritime Rescue Drill

We were deeply disappointed to hear of China’s decision to once again halt the cross-Strait joint maritime rescue drill this year. This drill aims to improve maritime emergency response coordination so all parties will be better equipped to carry out search and rescue operations, maritime firefighting efforts, and assistance to vessels in distress. Such activities ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Micron Backend Grand Opening

I am very pleased to be here today to both mark Micron’s 40th anniversary and to celebrate the grand opening of their backend facility here in Taichung. As we all know, Micron is Taiwan’s largest foreign investor, creating more than 5,300 jobs, and they have been operating in Taiwan for 21 years. | OT-1836E | ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the the Closing Ceremony of Pacific Islands Leadership Program

AIT Director Christensen: “Taiwan is a world leader in a wide range of economic, social, health, education, and environmental areas. The United States recognizes that Taiwan has not only addressed many challenges in these areas but, more importantly, has the willingness to share its experiences as its neighbors address these same challenges…Likewise, the United States ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the Opening of GCTF Workshop

At a time of democratic backsliding and human rights abuses elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, Taiwan serves as an invaluable model to others. And given the challenges we all face, it is especially important that democracies like Taiwan and the United States stand together in promoting a brighter future, free of repression, censorship, and exploitation. ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the Opening of GCTF Workshop

The United States is grappling with the spread of disinformation, particularly as foreign actors seek to use social media to interfere in our elections, divide the American public, and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions. Taiwan is also on the frontlines, and we all have much to learn from Taiwan about how to marshal our ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby to Visit Taiwan October 16-21

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby is visiting Taiwan from October 16-21, 2018. This is Mr. Busby's first trip to Taiwan. His visit will include remarks at an international workshop on Defending Democracy through Media Literacy, which will be held October 18-19 under the auspices of the U.S.-Taiwan Global Cooperation Training Framework.” | PR-1835E ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at TECRO’s Twin Oaks Double Ten Celebration

“Tonight is also an opportunity to take stock of that flourishing relationship. Through the years, the United States and Taiwan have built a comprehensive, durable, and mutually beneficial partnership, grounded in our shared interests and our shared values of support for democracy and human rights.”| OT-1831E | October 12, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida at Yushan Forum

“Taiwan has been an important environmental protection partner of the United States for over 25 years. I am honored to be invited here today to talk about the International Environmental Partnership and to participate in conversation on global collaboration at the Yushan Forum.” | OT-1830E | October 12, 2018 Read More»

Learning English: English for Media Literacy (October 2018)

A MOOC program to practice English skills using different forms of mass media, such as social media, blogs, TV & film, podcasts, etc. The goal is to help you develop a better understanding of media and its role in society. This course will start at October 22, 2018 Read More»

The Visit of U.S. EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida, October 11-12, 2018

“U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida will visit Taiwan on October 11-12 to attend the Yushan Forum and advance U.S.-Taiwan cooperation through the International Environmental Partnership (IEP), a joint multi-year effort of the U.S. EPA and Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration. | PR-1834E | October 11, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by Director Brent Christensen at the GEC+ Opening Ceremony

The GEC+ will explore how entrepreneurs can use artificial intelligence and the internet of things for social good. From our perspective, the theme of this event perfectly encapsulates some of the best the U.S.-Taiwan technology relationship has to offer. | OT-1828E | September 27, 2018 Read More»

Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections – Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballot

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.   Read More»

2018 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon (NASA Hackathon)

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is partnering with the National Space Organization, Chunghwa Telecom, Taipei City Government, the National Taiwan Normal University, and American Innovation Center to host the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon in Taiwan. The hackathon will be held from October 19-21 and registration is now open. | PR-1832E | September ... Read More»

17th Daniel Pearl World Music Day Concert Celebrates Social Inclusion and Press Freedom

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to co-sponsor the 2018 Daniel Pearl World Music Day (DPMD) on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to honor American journalist Daniel Pearl’s legacy and to promote press freedom and tolerance, two shared values between the United States and Taiwan. | PR-1830 | September 20, 2018 Read More»

AIT Presents: 3 Questions with Uber COO Barney Harford [Video]

Have you ever taken an Uber or had UberEats deliver food from your favorite restaurant to your front door? Then you know the power of the sharing economy. In our latest episode of AIT Presents: 3 Questions, AIT Spokesperson Amanda and Uber Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford discuss how the sharing economy and artificial intelligence ... Read More»

AIT Director Christensen gives remarks at GCTF’s Transnational Crime and Forensic Science Workshop [Video]

“I can’t think of a better, more important way to spend the coming years than to continue to strengthen the partnership and friendship between the United States and Taiwan… I believe that the United States and Taiwan not only have much to share with one another, but also have much to share with other countries ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at GCTF’s Transnational Crime and Forensic Science Workshop

As we kick off this GCTF program, featuring 26 participants from 16 countries, I am positive that you will all come to see Taiwan as a hub of law enforcement expertise, a reliable partner, and a force for good in the world. | OT-1821E | August 14, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene at GEC+ Launch Event

The United States looks forward to being an active participant at the GEC+ in September and we consider ourselves fortunate to have Taiwan as our close partner in innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 4, 2018 For more than seven decades, U.S. engagement has advanced freedom, openness, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. The President’s National Security Strategy identified advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific among our most important priorities. The United States aims to ensure the freedom of the ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Secretary Pompeo (July 30): “The American people and the whole world have a stake in the Indo-Pacific’s peace and prosperity. It’s why the Indo-Pacific must be free and open…In Taiwan, economic development went hand-in-hand with creating an open, democratic society that blossomed into a high-tech powerhouse.” Read More»

Fact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how U.S. business engagement in the Indo-Pacific is essential to the U.S. ... Read More»

AIT Presents: 3 Questions with Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas [Video]

Check out AIT Spokesperson Amanda Mansour’s interview with Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas, multiple Grammy winner and one of the United States’ most celebrated conductors, composers, and music educators. The Maestro was in Taiwan as Music Director of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA / NYO2, who kicked off their 2018 Asia tour right here ... Read More»

AIT Presents: 3 Questions with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales [Video]

What advice does Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have for digital innovators? What is the role of web platforms like Wikipedia in combatting fake news? AIT spokesperson Amanda Mansour‘s exclusive interview has the answers! Special thanks to Meet Taipei for their contributions to this year’s Digital Innovation Forum! Read More»

AIT Invites You to a Musical Encounter with NYO-USA at the Taichung and Nangang Taiwan High Speed Rail Stations

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America’s (NYO-USA), a group 106 of America’s finest young musicians aged 16-19, will visit Taiwan from July 22 to 24, 2018, as the first stop on their 2018 Asia Tour. | PR-1823E | July 12, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at Facebook DevC Taipei Build Day 2018

The United States and Taiwan for decades have had very close cooperation on technology, mostly in hardware. Taiwan firms form an integral part of U.S. technology supply chains; and our technology cooperation has been the primary force bringing our two economies together for years. | OT-1819 | July 8, 2018 Read More»

Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events, and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. ... Read More»

Remarks by Chairman James Moriarty at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

Today's dedication ceremony for AIT's new office complex is a milestone in the relationship that all of us here so deeply treasure. This occasion marks the remarkable journey that we have taken together since AIT was established by the Taiwan Relations Act in 1979. | June 12, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by Director Kin Moy at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

I am deeply honored to be here today as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan to celebrate one of the grandest milestones in the history of AIT, the dedication ceremony of AIT’s new office complex in Taipei. | OT-1811E | June 12, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Marie Royce at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

The New Office Complex is beautiful, and I want to congratulate the people who have worked tirelessly to turn this dream to reality. I also want to acknowledge that it represents much more than steel and glass and concrete. The New Office Complex is a symbol of the strength and vibrancy of the U.S.-Taiwan partnership ... Read More»

AIT Dedicates New Office Complex in Taipei

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officially dedicated its new office complex in Taipei today. AIT Chairman James Moriarty, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce, Overseas Buildings Office Principal Deputy Director Ambassador William Moser, and AIT Director Kin W. Moy all delivered remarks at the dedication ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce to Visit Taiwan June 10-14

Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, is visiting Taiwan June 10-14, 2018, to participate in a dedication ceremony for the American Institute in Taiwan’s new office complex and to promote educational and cultural partnerships. | PR-1812 | June 10, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at IEP Air Quality Management Policy Exchange Workshop

The United States and Taiwan have made great progress in cleaning up our respective environments over the last 25 years. However, the global community is still facing a spectrum of environmental challenges. Read More»

“Strong Foundation, Bright Future: AIT@40 U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979” Exhibit

In 1979, the United States Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and established the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). In 2019, AIT marks its forty-year anniversary. In this “AIT@40” exhibit, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations ... Read More»

“Strong Foundation, Bright Future: AIT@40 U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979”, Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. Read More»

Taiwan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under the labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers were not able to attend religious services. | OT-1715E | Date: 08/16/2017 Read More»

AIT Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month [Video]

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, and culture. Let’s hear Director Moy and others at AIT share their thoughts about AAPI Heritage Month. Read More»

Summer Travel Work Plan – Know Your Right [Video]

Nervous about your summer work travel? Don’t worry! We’re here to help! It is always exciting, but a bit scary, when you start working in a new environment, especially in another country. The first and most important thing is to “Know your Rights,” even before your visa interview. For example, did you know that it ... Read More»

The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Partnership, Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Stanford University

Taiwan’s transformation from an island ruled by martial law to a beacon of democracy is one of the great stories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. We should all cherish the powerful example that Taiwan offers to the Indo-Pacific region and the world. | OT-1807 | Posting Date: May 4, 2018 Read More»

Caution Regarding Controlled Substances in Taiwan

The American Institute in Taiwan has seen an increase in arrests related to marijuana over the last several months.  AIT reminds U.S. citizens in Taiwan that penalties for possession, use, selling or trafficking (including mailing) of illegal drugs in Taiwan are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.  Taiwan also has ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the GCTF Enteroviruses Laboratory Diagnosis Workshop

AIT Director Kin Moy: We consider Taiwan to be a vital partner, a democratic success story, and a force for good in the world. And these programs demonstrate why Taiwan should be welcomed as part of the solution to global challenges, given its own significant experience overcoming many of these same issues. | OT-1805E | ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing Ian Steff at the Smart City Summit & Expo Mayor Summit

I am confident that if we work together, share information on our smart city deployments, and ensure that all technology providers have a fair shot at smart city procurements, we will see unparalleled economic growth, job creation, and societal benefits in the near term. | OT-1804E | March 27, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

The United States supports Taiwan’s closer economic integration with its neighbors in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as in the Pacific. Taiwan’s contribution to a network of cross-cutting linkages will strengthen the rules-based fabric of the region and ensure its free and open nature. | OT-1803 | March 21, 2018 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

AIT Director Kin Moy: Looking back on this last year, and looking back even farther on my three years as AIT Director, I am grateful for the successes and spirit of cooperation that exists between the United States and Taiwan. | OT-1802E | March 21, 2018 Read More»

“America’s Literary Landscape” exhibit at the Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store

From AIT Director Moy: Yesterday, I enjoyed joining the opening of the “America’s Literary Landscape” exhibit at the Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store. The exhibition is outstanding and reconnected me with many American authors like Emily Dickinson, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway who deepened my appreciation of the outdoors when I was young. It was exciting ... Read More»

Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the 2018 AIC Innovation Forum

AIT Director Kin Moy: In four years, the AIC has hosted 470 programs and served over 85,000 visitors with technology-focused programs, including programs about the maker movement, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, and entrepreneurship. | OT-1801E | March 9, 2018 Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes (Excerpts)

Excerpts from Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 18, 2018 MS BRENNAN: Rex Tillerson admits he was an unconventional choice for Secretary of State. He had no prior government experience. But as CEO of ExxonMobil, he had crisscrossed the globe striking deals with foreign ... Read More»

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations February 15, 2018 Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia ... Read More»

AIT wishes you a Happy Year of the Dog! [Video]

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, AIT is once again releasing a special video to wish all of our friends in Taiwan a very happy Year of the Dog! In this year’s video, Director Moy’s dog, Hope, and Deputy Director Forden’s dog, Maggie, show Director Moy and Deputy Forden what a dog’s life is like ... Read More»

Earthquake in Hualien

On February 6, 11:50pm, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake – centered 18 kilometers northeast of Hualien, off the eastern coast – struck Taiwan.  Local authorities report two dead and over 200 injured in the Hualian area.  Four buildings have collapsed, two bridges – Qixing Tan and Hualian Bridge – are currently closed.  Su-Hua Highway was temporarily closed but ... Read More»

Jazz Camp in Kinmen [Video]

On Feb. 3, 2018, hot jazz grooves warmed up a chilly Kinmen night. Despite record low temperatures and heavy rain, more than 80 passionate music lovers of all ages joined us outdoors for Kinmen Jazz Night at the historic Kinmen Qing Dynasty Military Headquarters. The show featured Angelo Versace (piano), Chris Wabich (drums), Jennifer Ing ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum

As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also. But America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe, and the drive ... Read More»

Summer 2018 – Study of the U.S. Institutes Programs (Application Deadline: January 21, 2018)

The American Institute in Taiwan Public Diplomacy Section is pleased to invite candidates to apply for one of the Summer 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute programs. The Study of the U.S. Institutes are designed for mid-career university-level educators. Each institute will typically last five - six weeks and take place during various dates between ... Read More»

Global Entry Mobile Enrollment Team Coming to Taiwan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), will be conducting a Global Entry enrollment event in Taipei, January 18 – 24, 2018. Taiwan passports holders and U.S. citizens in Taiwan can take advantage of this event to interview with CBP in Taiwan and conveniently join Global Entry. ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Acting Director Robert Forden at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Workshop

Closing this “digital divide” is not just a question of social fairness, it is also smart economics. There is no denying that the global economy and society are moving increasingly on-line. | OT-1722E | November 8, 2017 Read More»

2017 OPEN DOORS REPORT: For third year, Taiwan is 7th largest source of international students in the United States

For a third year, Taiwan was the seventh largest source of international students in the United States. The total number of Taiwan students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities also increased for the second year in a row. | PR-1746E | Date: November 15, 2017 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Opening Ceremony of GCTF Workshop: Building a Bright Future for Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

AIT Director Moy: The combination of digital platforms and women tech entrepreneur empowerment has the potential to lift millions of women out of poverty and change the culture of our tech businesses in positive ways all while bringing much needed goods and services to consumers around the world. | OT-1721 | November 14, 2017 Read More»

Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration to Visit Taiwan

Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will visit Taiwan November 13-18, 2017, to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. | PR-1743E | Date: November 13, 2017 Read More»

Fulbright Executive Director Dr. William Vocke Celebrates 2017 International Education Week [Video]

Fulbright is the flagship U.S. government international scholarship program. Many famous Taiwan scholars were granted Fulbright awards to pursue their Ph. D. degrees or conduct research in the United States. Today, Fulbright Executive Director Dr. William Vocke will introduce the Fulbright program and the EducationUSA Taiwan Advising Center located on the third floor of the ... Read More»

AIT Director Kin Moy celebrates 2017 International Education Week [Video]

Watch this video for a special message from AIT Director Kin Moy promoting a new AIT FB series titled “My U.S. Experience”. During IEW2017, we will introduce you to Taiwan students who have used EducationUSA to study in the United States. Read More»

AIT Celebrates 2017 International Education Week November 13th-17th, 2017

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 13th to 17th, 2017. During IEW, AIT will host and participate in many education-related events. | PR-1742 | November 9, 2017 Read More»

AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden’s remarks at Opening of the Taiwan Environmental Engineering Conference

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the Joint Opening Session of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Technology Exhibition and Environmental Engineering Conference (As Prepared for Delivery) | OT-1720E | November 8, 2017 Read More»

Global Entry

On November 1, 2017, Taiwan became the 3rd location in East Asia and the 12th worldwide whose passport holders are eligible for Global Entry, a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Global Entry allows expedited immigration and customs clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the ... Read More»

AIT, U.S., and TECRO Senior Representatives Celebrate the Expansion of Trusted Traveler Programs

At a ceremony October 31 at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Global (CBP) Entry Enrollment Center in Washington D.C., CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) Representative Stanley Kao, AIT Managing Director John Norris, and U.S. Department of State Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura Stone, ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Official Launch Ceremony of e-Gate for the United States and Global Entry for Taiwan

AIT Director Kin Moy: With the introduction of Global Entry, we look forward to welcoming more Taiwan friends to the United States. The United States is honored to be the first country to benefit from full membership in the e-Gate Program. I am happy and proud to be here for this historic display of reciprocal ... Read More»

Great News about Global Entry [Video]

On November 1, 2017, Taiwan became the 3rd location in East Asia and the 12th worldwide whose passport holders are eligible for Global Entry, a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Global Entry allows expedited immigration and customs clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the ... Read More»

AIT – Autumn 2017 Auction Video 2 [Video]

Have you heard about the exciting AIT Autumn 2017 Auction? To learn more: What: AIT Autumn 2017 Auction When: Wednesday November 1st , 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: No. 57, Lane 69, Section2, Jianguo South Road, Da-an District, Taipei 106 Registration deadline for in-person bidding: 3:00pm, October 27th If you missed the auction’s prequel video, click here: ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Brookings Institution

The United States endeavors to improve our economic partnership, support Taiwan’s confidence and freedom from coercion, deepen the bonds of friendship between our people, and ensure that Taiwan can continue to make positive contributions to the international community. | OT-1718 | October 12, 2017 Read More»

The Fake News Invasion: Understanding the Dangers of Misinformation and What To Do About It [Video]

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) hosts a Digital Video Conference (DVC) entitled “The Fake News Invasion: Understanding the Dangers of Misinformation and What To Do About It” featuring a presentation by Steven Reiner, Director of Video Journalism and Associate Professor from the Stony Brook University School of Journalism on October 17, 2017 at the ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at TECRO’s Twin Oaks Double Ten Celebration

The United States endeavors to improve our economic partnership, support Taiwan’s confidence and freedom from coercion, deepen the bonds of friendship between our people, and ensure that Taiwan has the ability to make positive contributions to the international community. | OT-1717 | October 6, 2017 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the 2017 International Environmental Partnership Conference

The United States is proud to continue our cooperation with Taiwan through the International Environmental Partnership, or IEP, which was launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014. | OT-1717E | Date: 09/25/2017 Read More»

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Increases Pressure to Cut off Funding for North Korea

STRONG FINANCIAL SANCTIONS: President Trump today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. The provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea constitute a continuing threat to the national security, foreign policy, and, economy of the United States and a disturbance of the ... Read More»

Administrator Pruitt and Minister Lee of Taiwan EPA Renew Environmental Partnership Addressing Environmental Challenges in Asia and Around the World

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Minister Ying-Yuan Lee from EPA Taiwan (EPAT) under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), to mark the renewal of the environmental partnership that addresses Asian regional and global environmental ... Read More»

Typhoon TALIM

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Talim to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northern part of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from Wednesday night, September 13 until ... Read More»

AIT-UDN Partner Event: SLASHIE

Are you a current or future SLASHIE (e.g. actor/writer/coach)?  AIT is partnering with the United Daily News Group Vision Project to hold a youth forum on the future of work on September 19 at 7:30pm.  Xuan Liu and Giant Kung, two well-known SLASHIEs, and Tom Wang (Founder of the Dream School) will share their experiences ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

Fort Myer Arlington, Virginia 9:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please be seated. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General Dunford, Deputy Secretary Shanahan, and Colonel Duggan.  Most especially, thank you to the men and women of Fort Myer and every member of the United ... Read More»

“American Genius is under Attack from China” – Wilbur Ross in Financial Times

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross writes in the  Financial Times  that the “American patent system and the American genius it protects are under serious attack” as countries like China steal and extort the U.S.’s intellectual property. IP theft costs U.S. businesses as much as $600 billion a year, he writes, which translates to more than 3 percent ... Read More»

Typhoon HATO

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon HATO is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon HATO to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the southern half of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August ... Read More»

International Religious Freedom Report for 2016: Taiwan Part

The constitution provides for freedom of religious belief. Domestic service workers and caretakers are not covered under the labor standards law and are therefore not legally guaranteed a weekly rest day. Due to this exclusion, many domestic workers were not able to attend religious services. | OT-1715E | Date: 08/16/2017 Read More»

Eric Aldrich Assumes Duties as AIT American Center Director

Eric Aldrich began his tenure as the Cultural Affairs Officer in the Public Diplomacy Section of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on August 8, 2017. Mr. Aldrich concurrently serves as Director of AIT’s American Center, responsible for strengthening educational and cultural ties between the United States and Taiwan | PR-1723 | August 14, 2017 Read More»

Matthew O’Connor Assumes Duties as Branch Chief of AIT’s Kaohsiung Branch Office

AIT Kaohsiung’s new Branch Chief Matthew O'Connor has arrived! A native of Maryland, Mr. O’Connor speaks Mandarin and Japanese, and previously worked in the Economic Section of AIT/Taipei. | PR-1723 | August 3, 2017 Read More»

Tropical Storm HAITANG

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Haitang is currently in the waters southwest of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s  Central Weather Bureau  (CWB) expects it to make landfall in southern Taiwan in the late afternoon on Sunday, July 30 and to track northward up the island into the evening.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, ... Read More»

Tropical Storm NESAT

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Severe Tropical Storm NESAT is currently in the  western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) expects it to make landfall in Taiwan on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  The island is projected to feel the initial effects of the storm as early as Friday evening.  ... Read More»

Taiwan 2017 – Visitor Information World University Games (Universiade), August 19-30, 2017

The Department of State provides U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Taiwan the following information related to the 2017 World University Games (Universiade) taking place in Taipei and the surrounding areas in August. Read More»