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!
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 | ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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!
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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
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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
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AIT Taipei Is Still Providing Services on Xinyi Road [Video]

As you’ve seen in the news, we had a very successful dedication ceremony of our new AIT facility in Neihu on June 12th. We haven’t yet moved into the new building, so all consular services are still being provided at our Xinyi location.
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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.
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“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 ...
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“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.
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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
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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.
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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 ...
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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
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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 | ...
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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
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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
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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
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AIT Kaohsiung Branch Chief Matthew O’Connor Wishes you a Happy New Year of the Dog! [Video]

AIT/K Branch Chief Matt O’Connor takes a paws to reflect on his first year in southern Taiwan and looks forward to doggedly strengthening even further the relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan in the coming year.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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
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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
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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
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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the GCTF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Workshop

AIT Director Kin Moy: Given this tremendous capability, it makes perfect sense for the United States and Taiwan to partner together, with each of you here today, to bolster our ability to respond to disasters whenever and wherever they occur. | OT-1712E | Date: 07/05/2017
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Implementation of Executive Order on Visas

Beginning June 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), the United States began implementing certain travel restriction provisions in Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The temporary suspension of entry applies, with limited exceptions, only to foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, ...
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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at AIT Independence Day Reception

AIT Director Kin Moy: If you'll allow me a couple of more sports metaphors - U.S.-Taiwan relations are like a team. We are stronger together. The United States and Taiwan have shared values, shared prosperity, and shared security. OT-1711E | Date: 06/29/2017
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AIT’s First-Ever LIVE Broadcast of the Independence Day Celebration [Video]

AIT’s first-ever LIVE broadcast of its Independence Day celebration! The theme for this year’s event is Sports Diplomacy. Join us to celebrate the 241th birthday of the United States with AIT Director Kin Moy and other special guests.
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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information.
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Taiwan Delegation Gearing Up for 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

AIT Director Kin Moy announced that 84 companies from a variety of industries across Taiwan will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, 2017. | PR-1717 | June 13, 2017
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2017 AIT Youth Camp (July 7-9, 2017)

The American Institute in Taiwan is launching its fifth annual Youth Camp, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassies in Thailand and in the Philippines, and in partnership with National Museum of Prehistory. This year’s camp will bring together approximately 50 young Asian leaders from Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines, to learn about leadership development and ...
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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases Laboratory Diagnosis Workshop

We consider GCTF one of the signature programs in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, built on our long history of strong cooperation. | OT-1707E | Date: 04/25/2017
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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Digital Economy Forum – Smart Technology Symposium

AIT Director Kin Moy: Today we will be launching the Smart Technologies Working Group, a platform which brings together public and private sector leaders from both the United States and Taiwan charged with carrying forward our cooperation on smart technologies. | OT-1705E | Date: 04/25/2017
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2017 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon Kicks off in Taipei

PR-1709E | Date: 04/06/2017 The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, and the Department of Information Technology of Taipei City Government will host the NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon in Taiwan for the first time.
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AIT and TECRO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Cooperation

PR-1706E | Date: 03/22/2017 On February 22, 2017, 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) to strengthen cooperation on combatting intellectual property infringement and trade fraud crimes.
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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

AIT Director Kin Moy: There is tremendous enthusiasm for expanding trade and investment ties in ways that would bring mutual benefit, reinforce our shared values, and demonstrate renewed commitment to advancing our shared goals for the Asia-Pacific region.  | OT-1702E | Date: 03/22/2017
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AIT Supports IPR Protection Theme in the Kaohsiung Film Festival 2015

The American Institute in Taiwan Kaohsiung Branch Office is pleased to welcome the participation of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) as a co-organizer of the Kaohsiung Film Festival 2015.  The MPA will join Taiwan partners in conducting a one-day workshop on October 29 for Taiwan filmmakers and film industry representatives from the Asia Pacific region ...
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John Slover Assumes Duties as Public Affairs Officer of AIT’s Kaohsiung Branch Office

John Slover began his tenure as Public Affairs Officer of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT’s) Kaohsiung Branch Office on September 15, 2015. Mr. Slover has previously served as a Foreign Service Officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked as a composer in Shanghai, China.  ...
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AIT Co-organizes the Seventh Annual Taiwan-U.S. Commercial Forum

The AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office, in conjunction with the National Pingtung University (NPTU), is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Taiwan-U.S. Commercial Forum scheduled to take place on Friday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the 85 Sky Tower Hotel in Kaohsiung City. The Forum will address developments in the U.S.-Taiwan commercial relationship as well ...
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Acting Special Representative for the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Thomas Debass to Visit Taiwan November 14-18 for Global Entrepreneursh

PR-1662E | Date: 11/14/2016 Thomas Debass, Acting Special Representative for the Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, is visiting Taiwan Nov. 14-18, 2016. AIT Celebrates 2016 International Education Week "Empowering Youth through International Education" November 14-18, 2016
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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Materials Management

AIT Director Kin Moy: The United States is proud to continue our cooperation with Taiwan through the International Environmental Partnership, or IEP. This partnership has created a platform for the United States and Taiwan to jointly provide technical assistance and pursue cooperative efforts with countries across Asia and around the world. | OT-1621E | Date: ...
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