Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, will visit Taiwan from March 28-30, 2016.
While in Taiwan, Mr. Tong will deliver remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Hsieh Nien Fan. He will also hold discussions with Taiwan officials on a wide range of economic matters important for the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.
Mr. Tong previously served for three years as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to that assignment, he served as the U.S. Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He has been an economic affairs diplomat for the State Department since 1990, serving in the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, and the Philippines, as well as in Washington. Mr. Tong was a Visiting Scholar at the Tokyo University Faculty of Economics and an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo. Mr. Tong holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and has also studied at the Beijing Institute of Education, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo, and International Christian University in Tokyo.