2019 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, National Taiwan Normal University, and the American Innovation Center to host the 2019 NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon in Taiwan. The hackathon will be held from October 18-20 and registration is now open. |PR-1945|September 11, 2019

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AIT Celebrates Education Month in September

As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to launch September as AIT@40 Education Month. Each month of 2019 features a unique theme, highlighting the increasingly multifaceted nature of U.S.-Taiwan relations today. |PR-1941| August 30, 2019

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Acting Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Department of the Treasury to visit Taipei July 17-18

Mitchell Silk, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will visit Taipei July 17-18, 2019, to propose ideas for developing domestic and regional energy and infrastructure markets as part of the Indo-Pacific vision’s Asia EDGE initiative and the Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network (ITAN). | PR-1936 | July 17, …

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U.S. Women’s Basketball Sports Envoys Named for Taiwan

In honor of AIT@40 Arts, Culture and Sports Month, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Sports Diplomacy has named former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick and Chapman University Women’s Basketball Coach Carol Jue as U.S. Women’s Basketball Sports Envoys to Taiwan from July 16 to July 22. | PR-1935 | July …

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AIT Celebrates Arts, Culture and Sports Month in July

As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to name July as AIT@40 Arts, Culture and Sports Month. Each month of 2019 features a unique theme, highlighting the increasingly multifaceted nature of U.S.-Taiwan relations today. | PR-1932 | July 1, 2019

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OPIC Acting President & CEO David Bohigian Leads Delegation to Taiwan

David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, last week traveled to Taiwan, where he met with President Tsai and reaffirmed OPIC’s commitment to partnering to support development across the Indo-Pacific and beyond. | PR-1931 | July 1, 2019

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AIT, U.S., and TECRO Senior Representatives Celebrate Taiwan’s $500,000 Contribution to Nadia’s Initiative as part of the D-ISIS Coalition

At a June 28 ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., President of Nadia’s Initiative Nadia Murad, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) Representative Stanley Kao, American Institute in Taiwan Managing Director John Norris, Head of the Office of Global Criminal Justice Kelley Currie, Special Advisor …

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The Opening of “Summer Carnival America Weeks”

AIT is excited to attend the grand opening of “Summer Carnival America Weeks” at the Miramar Entertainment Park, June 28-July 7. With top U.S. brands, exciting promotions, and a variety of products on display, it is an exciting event you do not want to miss. Bring your appetite so that you can taste all the …

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AIT Announces Visit of U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Acting President and CEO David Bohigian

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and CEO David Bohigian will visit Taiwan June 26-27.  Bohigian is visiting the region to promote U.S. investment, strengthen partnerships, and explore opportunities to collaborate to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific and counter state directed investments.  During his travel, he will …

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AIT and TECRO Exchange Signed Letters of Intent (LOI) Establishing a Baggage Screening Facilitation (BSF) program

On June 25, 2019, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) exchanged signed Letters of Intent (LOI) establishing a Baggage Screening Facilitation (BSF) program at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), Taipei, Taiwan. | PR-1928 | June 26, 2019

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Taste America at Food Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall

PR-1924 June 14, 2019 The Agricultural Trade Office of the American Institute in Taiwan welcomes Taiwan agriculture and food service buyers to visit the USA Pavilion at the 2019 Taipei International Food Show from June 19 to 22, at the Nangang Exhibition Hall I.  The USA Pavilion at the 2019 Food Taipei will host 67 …

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NOAA Readies for COSMIC-2 Satellite Launch

Data will improve weather prediction, space weather monitoring COSMIC-2 , a mission of six satellites designed to improve weather forecasts and space weather monitoring, is set to launch no earlier than June 24 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The satellites , flying on the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 mission, are known …

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On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO June 3, 2019 On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and …

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AIT Celebrates Technology & Digital Economy Month in June

PR-1922 June 3, 2019 As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to name June AIT@40 Technology & Digital Economy Month.  Each month of 2019 will feature a different theme, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the growing U.S.-Taiwan partnership. In honor …

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AIT Brings “TIME Firsts” Filmmaker Diane Tsai to Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and TaitungMay 28 – June 5, 2019

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce the Taiwan visit of “TIME Firsts” Filmmaker Diane Tsai from May 28 – June 5, 2019.  Tsai, a Taiwanese-American award-winning filmmaker at TIME magazine, will present a series of documentary screenings, workshops, and discussions in Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and Taitung focused on women and …

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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

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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

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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

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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, …

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“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 …

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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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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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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 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon Kicks off in Taipei

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. | PR-1709E | Date: 04/06/2017

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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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The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) Joint Statement on the

Senior representatives from the United States and Taiwan authorities, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), held the Digital Economy Forum in Taipei on December 2, 2015, recognizing the importance of the Internet to promoting future sustainable and inclusive global …

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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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AIT Co-Sponsors the 2016 Women Make Waves Film Festival October 13-23, 2016, Taipei October 20-23, 2016 Taichung

PR-1655E | Date: 10/13/2016 The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is delighted to collaborate with the Taiwan Womens Film Association and sponsor an outreach program as part of the 2016 Women Make Waves Film Festival (WMWFF).

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John J. Norris Jr., New Managing Director, Washington Office, The American Institute in Taiwan

The Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan announces the appointment of Mr. John J. Norris Jr. as the Managing Director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). | PR-1649E | Date: 09/26/2016

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AIT and TECRO Agree to Cooperate on an International Expedited Traveler Initiative

The American Institute in Taiwan and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office signed a joint statement signaling our intent to expand the U.S.’s Global Entry program to include eligible Taiwan passport holders and Taiwan’s E-Gate program to include eligible U.S. passport holders. | PR-1618E | Date: 04/05/2016

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AIT Director to Present Importer and Investor of the Year Awards at American Chamber of Commerce in Kaohsiung’s Annual Gala

PR-1617E | Date: 04/01/2016 AIT Director Kin Moy will present the Importer of the Year Award to Kaohsiung-based Horizon Yachts and the Investor of the Year Award to Kaohsiung based Da Yang Seafood/LS Holdings Group.

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Senior U.S. EPA Official to Visit Taiwan to Launch “Kids Making Sense International” Environment Program

PR-1609E | Date: 02/16/2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida will visit Taiwan on February 19 to promote U.S.-Taiwan cooperation through the International Environmental Partnership.

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The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) Joint Statement on the

PR-1564E | Date: 12/02/2015 Senior representatives from the United States and Taiwan authorities held the Digital Economy Forum in Taipei on December 2, recognizing the importance of he Internet to promoting future sustainable and inclusive global economic growth.

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EPA Officials to Travel to Taiwan to Commemorate First Anniversary of International Environmental Partnership

PR-1514E | Date: 04/20/2015 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida and Region 9 Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will visit Taiwan April 20-24, 2015.

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Tradition and Transformation: U.S.-Taiwan Relations, 1979-2014 to Open in Kaohsiung

PR-1509E | Date: 03/11/2015 The American Institute in Taiwan Kaohsiung Branch Office (AIT Kaohsiung), in cooperation with the National Sun Yat-sen University Art Center and the National Taiwan Museum, will unveil “Tradition and Transformation: U.S.-Taiwan Relations, 1979-2014,” in Kaohsiung on March 16, 2015.

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