AIT and TECRO Sign an Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

On December 14, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a new Science and Technology Agreement (STA) that will strengthen cooperation between the two societies to advance joint understanding on a broad range of science and technology topics.|PR-2067|December 18, 2020

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Joint Statement on the 2020 Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee

On December 15, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in partnership with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association co-hosted the sixth Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) Joint Committee in Taipei. |PR-2066|December 15, 2020

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U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation on Women’s Livelihood Bond in the Indo-Pacific region Promotes Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development

A joint press conference was held on December 14, 2020 at the Executive Yuan to announce U.S.-Taiwan Cooperation on Women’s Livelihood Bond. Minister John C.C. Deng, Minister Joseph Wu, Secretary General Timothy Hsiang of TaiwanICDF, and AIT/T Director Brent Christensen attended the conference.|PR-2065|December 14, 2020

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MOU between AIT and TECRO on International Education Cooperation

PR-2064 December 3, 2020  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN AND THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COOPERATION   A. Objective The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), collectively referred to as …

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Fact Sheet To be Released by AIT and TECRO on U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

Convened under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States, the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue signifies that the United States-Taiwan economic relationship is strong and growing. |PR-2061|November 21, 2020

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MOU between AIT and TECRO on establishing a U.S.-TAIWAN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP DIALOGUE

PR-2060 November 21, 2020  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN and the  TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES on establishing a U.S.-TAIWAN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP DIALOGUE   The American Institute in Taiwan (“AIT”), and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (“TECRO”), each a …

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Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

Based on these values and demonstrating the importance of this relationship, today the United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of the American Institute of Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), held the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue in Washington. |PR-2059|November 21, 2020

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AIT and TECRO Senior Representatives Celebrate Taiwan’s Contribution to the U.S. Department of State as part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

WASHINGTON — At a November 18 virtual ceremony hosted by the American Institute in Taiwan in Washington, D.C., Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) Representative Bi-khim Hsiao, American Institute in Taiwan Managing Director Ingrid Larson, U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary …

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2020 OPEN DOORS REPORT

According to the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education, the total number of Taiwan students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities increased for the fifth year in a row in the 2019-2020 …

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Center Stage Season 6th Open Call for Nominations and Online Applications

The American Institute in Taiwan, in collaboration with the State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), is honored to announce that Taiwan has been selected to participate in the Sixth Season of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative funded by ECA. | PR-2056|November 13, 2020

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The United States and Taiwan to Convene Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

The United States and Taiwan will hold the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue on November 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO).|PR-2054|November 11, 2020

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United States, Taiwan, Japan, and the Netherlands Host a vGCTF Workshop on Sustainable Materials Management Solutions to Marine Debris

Director Christensen said: “The United States is working with Taiwan and other partners to find solutions to complex waste management issues, including marine debris.  This is one of the many areas in which Taiwan can share its considerable expertise with the world.”|PR-2053|November 3, 2020

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U.S. and Taiwan Convene the First Working Group Meeting under the Infrastructure Finance Framework

On Thursday, October 29, the United States and Taiwan convened the first virtual working group meeting under an infrastructure finance framework, which was signed by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) on September 17, 2020. |PR-2052|October 30, 2020

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Fact Sheet: 2020 U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region and Beyond

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in cooperation with the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U.S. Department of State (DRL) convened the second annual U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region in September and October 2020 to advance joint projects to strengthen …

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AIT and TAITRA Co-host First-ever Taiwan Session of Indo-Pacific Business Forum

This afternoon, AIT co-hosted with TAITRA a session of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Taiwan Model on COVID-19: Forging public private partners in the medical industry.”  During the session, representatives of Taiwan’s public and private sectors discussed how Taiwan marshalled its public health and private sector resources to successfully mitigate the COVID-19 risk to …

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AIT, MJIB, MOFA, JTEA, and Australian Office host GCTF Workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Related Crimes

This morning, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and Australian Office kicked off a Global Cooperation and Training Framework workshop on combatting COVID-19 related crimes. |PR-2049|October 28, 2020

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AIT, MOFA, and JTEA Host vGCTF on Trade Secrets Protection and Digital Piracy Prevention

This morning, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association kicked off a two-day virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) protection with a focus on prosecuting theft of trade secrets and stopping digital piracy of copyrighted content. |PR-2048|October 15, 2020

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AIT-TECRO Infrastructure Financing Framework Strengthens U.S. and Taiwan Cooperation on Infrastructure Development in the Indo-Pacific

On September 17, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation on behalf of the United States and Taiwan to facilitate technical exchanges and information sharing which will support and catalyze investments …

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American Innovation Center Partners with Songshan Cultural and Creative Park for Grand Re-Opening on September 23

The AIC, jointly established by the American Institute in Taiwan and its local hosting partner, is the first of its kind in Asia.  The AIC promotes digital learning and distributes the latest information about innovation, as well as shares current U.S. trends in science, environment, and technology. |PR-2044|September 23, 2020

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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 …

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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|

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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

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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

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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

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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|

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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

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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, …

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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|

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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

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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 …

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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

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AIT@40 Fact Sheet

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, which laid the foundation for U.S.-Taiwan unofficial ties and established the American Institute in Taiwan to manage this relationship.  The AIT@40 campaign was a yearlong effort to celebrate the multi-faceted nature of the U.S.-Taiwan partnership through a broad range of activities divided by twelve monthly …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO On Taiwan’s Election

The United States congratulates Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election in Taiwan’s presidential election.  We also congratulate Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of its robust democratic system, which—coupled with a free market economy and a vibrant civil society—makes it a model for the region and a force for good in the world. |PR-2002|January …

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The AIT and TECRO Joint Statement on the 3rd U.S.-Taiwan Digital Economy Forum

On December 10-11, 2019, in Taipei Taiwan, senior representatives from the United States and the 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 third Digital Economy Forum in Taipei to share priorities of the U.S.-Taiwan digital economy …

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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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