Press Releases by Year

Press Releases 2020
  • The United States Releases the 2020 Trafficking In Persons Report (6/26/2020) - 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 ...
  • United States, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia Conclude the second VGCTF Workshop on COVID-19: Preparing for the Second Wave (6/24/2020) - 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
  • America Day: Home Run! (6/22/2020) - AIT is pleased to announce a very special celebration of the United States’ 244th Independence Day.  On Saturday, July 4, 2020, AIT will be hosting “America Day: Home Run!” at Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium during a game between the Uni Lions and the CTBC Brothers. |PR-2018|June 22, 2020
  • AIT Congratulates Hsiao Bi-khim on Her Appointment as Taiwan’s Representative to the United States (6/17/2020) - The American Institute in Taiwan congratulates Hsiao Bi-khim on becoming Taiwan’s Representative to the United States.  Ms. Hsiao has a strong record of advancing U.S.-Taiwan relations and will be the first woman to hold this critical role. |PR-2017|June 17, 2020
  • AIT/TECRO Equivalence Arrangement Expands U.S. and Taiwan Organic Export Opportunities (6/5/2020) - 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 ...
  • Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance (6/5/2020) - 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, ...
  • Joint Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (6/1/2020) - 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|
  • Taiwan’s Inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (5/19/2020) - I would like to congratulate Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on the commencement of her second term as Taiwan’s President.  Her re-election by a huge margin shows that she has earned the respect, admiration, and trust of the people on Taiwan. Her courage and vision in leading Taiwan’s vibrant democracy is an inspiration to the region and ...
  • Taiwan’s Exclusion From the World Health Assembly (5/19/2020) - 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
  • The United States Welcomes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s Intent to Invest $12 Billion to Bolster U.S. National Security and Economi (5/15/2020) - With TSMC’s commitment, high-tech chips will be Made in America once again—the nation where the semiconductor industry was invented. |PR-2012| May 15, 2020
  • United States, Taiwan, and Japan Conclude the first Virtual GCTF Workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation (4/30/2020) - 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 ...
  • Virtual Forum on Expanding Taiwan’s Participation on the Global Stage (4/3/2020) - 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
  • U.S.-Taiwan Joint Statement (3/19/2020) - To further strengthen U.S.-Taiwan consultation and cooperation on combatting the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan, both sides will seek to share best practices and cooperate on a range of activities...|PR-2009|March 18, 2020
  • AIT will enhance consultation and cooperation with the MOHW to combat the Wuhan coronavirus (3/15/2020) - The American Institute in Taiwan will enhance consultation and cooperation with the MOHW to combat the Wuhan coronavirus. |PR-2008|March 15, 2020
  • AIT Congratulates Johnny Chiang on Becoming KMT Chairman (3/9/2020) - AIT congratulates Legislator Johnny Chiang on his victory in the KMT chairman by-election.  |PR-2007|March 9, 2020
  • STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON (2/29/2020) - We are concerned by the arrest of prominent Hong Kong businessman and publisher Jimmy Lai and two other longtime advocates for civil liberties and democracy in Hong Kong. |PR-2006|February 28, 2020
  • Ambassador James Moriarty Visits Taiwan March 1-7 (2/27/2020) - Ambassador James Moriarty, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), is visiting Taiwan from March 1 to 7, 2020. |PR-2005| |February 27, 2020|
  • AIT@40 Fact Sheet (1/17/2020) - 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 ...
  • STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO On Taiwan’s Election (1/11/2020) - 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 ...
  • AIT Extends Condolences for the Tragic Helicopter Crash on January 2, 2020 (1/2/2020) - We are deeply saddened by this morning’s tragic helicopter crash, which took the lives of eight passengers, including Chief of the General Staff General Shen I-Ming. |PR-2001|January 2, 2020

 

  • AIT Mourns Death of Former AIT Director Charles T. Cross (11/7/2008) - The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) notes the passing of Charles T. Cross, who served as the first Director of AIT, on November 2, 2008 in Washington State. | PR0873E | Date: 2008-11-07
  • Fact Sheet: AIT New Office Compound (5/14/2008) - The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce that options are being examined for a new office compound in Taipei. This is in keeping with our worldwide effort to upgrade facilities in view of increased security concerns, and is subject to continued congressional support for funding. | PR0829E | Date: 2008-05-14
  • AIT Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fee Price Reduction (2/21/2008) - Due to the recent shifts in the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the New Taiwan Dollar, and in keeping with the worldwide U.S. nonimmigrant visa processing fee, AIT will reduce its visa processing fee. | PR0808E | Date: 2008-02-21
  • AIT Offices to Close February 28 for Holiday (2/21/2008) - All offices of the American Institute in Taiwan will be closed Thursday, February 28, 2008, in observance of Peace Memorial Day. | PR0807E | Date: 2008-02-21
  • Business Continuity Management Seminar (2/20/2008) - The Commercial Section of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will organize a "Business Continuity Management (BCM)" Seminar jointly with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Taiwan Co., Ltd. and the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) to provide local business entities with professional concepts on business continuity, crisis, and disaster recovery management issues.  | PR0806E | Date: ...
  • AIT Offices to Close February 18 for Holiday (2/13/2008) - All offices of the American Institute in Taiwan will be closed Monday, February 18, 2008, in observance of Presidents' Day. | PR0805E | Date: 2008-02-13
  • AIT Offices to Close February 6-11 for Holiday (1/29/2008) - All offices of the American Institute in Taiwan will be closed Wednesday, February 6 through Monday, February 11, 2008, in observance of Chinese New Year.| PR0804E | Date: 2008-01-29
  • U.S. Tax Forms and Tax Information (1/22/2008) - The American Institute in Taiwan now has copies of the most frequently used federal income tax forms. Persons who owe federal income taxes for 2007 may pick up the forms at AIT Taipei's American Citizen Services office Monday through Friday, from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. | PR0803E | Date: 2008-01-21
  • AIT Offices to Close January 21 for Holiday (1/14/2008) - All offices of the American Institute in Taiwan will be closed Monday, January 21, 2008. | PR0802E | Date: 2008-01-14
  • Two-Parent Consent and Personal Appearance Required For Minors Under Age 16 Applying for U.S. Passports (1/7/2008) - Beginning February 1, 2008, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will require that, when minors under the age of 16 apply for passports, two parents must consent and make a personal appearance.  | PR0801E | Date: 2008-01-07

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