Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Global Environmental Education Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Center Opening Ceremony

Taiwan is correctly recognized among experts as one of the world’s most dedicated supporters of environmental education. We can all learn from Taiwan in this area, including the United States and your neighbors in Asia. |OT-1992|December 3, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Hualien

The transformation of Taiwan, and of this relationship over the past 40 years has been remarkable.  As we celebrate this important anniversary, we are also looking forward and focusing on even more ways to strengthen and broaden the U.S.-Taiwan relationship over the next 40 years and beyond. |OT-1990|November 21, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific

The workshop builds on a long history of cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on energy issues.  The U.S. Department of Energy conducts multiple technical exchanges with counterpart agencies in Taiwan.  U.S. companies have also provided solutions to meet Taiwan’s energy needs. |OT-1989|November 20, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene at Opening Ceremony of Meet Taipei 2019

As we move forward together to build the digital age, we look forward to continuing to work closely with all of you here today and the organizers of Meet Taipei. Taiwan’s future depends upon moving up the value-chain to become a full-fledged innovation-based economy. |OT-1987|November 14, 2019
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Remarks by A/DDIR Dannielle Andrews at the 1st Annual Talent Circulation Alliance Job Fair

Earlier this year, AIT launched with the Taiwan Authorities the TCA. The TCA is a public private partnership that has two simple goals: facilitating the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, and cultivating the skills of the talent already here. |OT-1971-2 | |September 28, 2019|
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on U.S.-Taiwan Security Cooperation

Today’s forum focuses on a topic that has attracted a great deal of attention, not only in the United States and Taiwan, but also throughout the Indo-Pacific region and across the Strait: promoting U.S.-Taiwan security cooperation. |OT-1986| |November 7, 2019|
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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the Press Conference Prior to the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s U.S. tour

2019 is a very special year.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of TSO, the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and the establishment of AIT, as well as the 40th anniversary of Taipei’s sister city ties with Atlanta.  Therefore, TSO’s visit to Washington, DC and a concert in Atlanta is a significant diplomatic ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The Opening Session of the Taiwan-led part of the 2019 Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercises

As many have pointed out this week, this year marks the first time the United States and Taiwan have co-organized and co-hosted international cyber exercises.  In doing so, our message to the world is this:  Taiwan is not alone on cyber.|OT-1983|November 6, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the International Air Safety Summit Gala Dinner

First of all, allow me to congratulate the Flight Safety Foundation on its 72nd Annual International Air Safety Summit. The Flight Safety Foundation has an impressive record of achievement in its ongoing effort to improve global aviation safety, and I am honored to be a part of this annual summit.|OT-1982|November 6, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening Session of the Talent Circulation Summit

The Talent Circulation Alliance is a public-private partnership that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally savvy professionals.|OT-1981|November 5, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The MOST 2019 Global Leaders Forum

Over the last six decades, Taiwan has gone from a largely agrarian society to a global technology powerhouse.  This radical transformation has come about largely due to the forward-looking leadership in the Ministry of Science and Technology and its predecessors, the National Council on Science Development and the National Science Council. |OT-1979| |October 30, 2019|
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at AMVER Award Ceremony

Today, we are here to recognize the crews from 33 vessels, from 10 shipping companies, in Taiwan that participated in the United States Coast Guard-supported Amver program. The program exemplifies the ongoing close U.S.-Taiwan cooperation in maritime security and safety, and highlights Taiwan’s important contributions to the global community. |OT-1977|October 23, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Microsoft AI R&D Training Academy Grand Opening

It is my great pleasure to be here today to help celebrate the grand opening of the newly expanded Microsoft AI Research and Development Center and Training Academy. In many ways, this center is the quintessential example of the strength and the future of the U.S.-Taiwan technology relationship. |OT-1971|September 27, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Hacking for Good: AI & Cybersecurity

Cyber defense and hacking for good are no longer optional, they are foundational for the future of free societies. I implore all of you to dedicate yourself to this mission. It is no exaggeration to say the world as we know it depends upon all of you doing so. |OT-1968|September 17, 2019
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Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region

This important new forum is designed to formalize, regularize, and deepen cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on good governance issues. I believe that governments coordinate best when they meet regularly. |OT-1966|September 12, 2019
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Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the GCTF Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II”

OT-1965 September 10, 2019 Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II” Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Chairman Su, Minister Wu, Representative Nishiumi, Representative Jevrell, Director Christensen, and distinguished guests, “ZOW-shang How!” (good morning) I am pleased to make a return ...
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Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the GCTF Workshop on Defending Democracy through Promoting Media Literacy

Taiwan is also on the frontline of this battle and faces the same challenge, albeit from a more determined opponent. And as we all quickly discovered during last year’s workshop, both the United States and countries around the world have much to learn from Taiwan about how to marshal our academic, policy, and technical resources ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in New Taipei City

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. The exhibition shows the breadth and depth of the engagement between the U.S. and Taiwan have shared since 1979.|OT-1963|September ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Taipei Aerospace and Defense Trade Exhibition

Over the past 40 years, we have not only observed Taiwan’s enthusiasm to pursue necessary platforms to ensure its self-defense, but also its evolving tenacity to develop its own indigenous defense industry. Today’s exhibition is a clear example of that. |OT-1960|August 15, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene At the Opening of 2019 NIA International Workshop on Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking

I would like to begin by congratulating Taiwan on being ranked Tier One in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report for the tenth year in a row. This is truly a rare and remarkable accomplishment...|OT-1956| July 25, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen Celebrating the United States’ 243rd Independence Day

As part of this year’s AIT@40 celebration, we have designated 2019 as the “U.S.-Taiwan Travel Year,” which is also the specific theme of today’s event. Last year, U.S. and Taiwan travelers took more than one million trips between the two locations. | OT-1954 | July 8, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Press Conference for Brogent i-Ride

AIT is delighted that Brogent participated in both the 2018 and 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summits in Washington D.C. For the second year in a row, Taiwan’s 111-member delegation was the largest of over seventy economies at the Summit, highlighting the close links between the economies of the United States and Taiwan. | OT-1951 | July ...
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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the COMIC 2/FORMOSAT-7 launch broadcast event

On behalf of the United States and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), I am proud to be here today to witness this historical moment and applaud the great work of U.S. and Taiwan scientists, engineers, and academics.  When the United States and Taiwan put their minds together, great things happen. | OT-1948 | June 25, ...
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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the Facebook Journalism Project “Asia Pacific News Literacy Conference”

Governments must do what they can to fight disinformation, but ultimately enhancing media and news literacy among our publics is the best defense against disinformation and deliberate efforts to undermine democratic society. | OT-1944 | June 20, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Hsinchu

The transformation of Taiwan, and of this relationship over the past 40 years has been remarkable. As we celebrate this important anniversary, we are also looking forward and focusing on how we can further strengthen and broaden the relationship over the next 40 years and beyond. | OT-1943 | June 20, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the FBI National Academy Association Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference’s Opening Ceremony June 10, 2019

The American Institute in Taiwan is so pleased that the FBI National Academy Association selected Taipei to hold this year’s Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference.  Taiwan is not only one of the United States’ closest law enforcement partners, it also fully shares the values and aspirations articulated in our Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision. | OT-1937 | June ...
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Remarks by Associate Deputy Director Paul Abbate at Retrainer Opening Ceremony Monday, June 10, 2019

First and foremost, I want to thank Taiwan and our partners from Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, MJIB, and National Police Agency for hosting this conference and going above and beyond to ensure it is a success.  Thank you especially to President Tsai for your strong support, Minister Tsai, Minister Hsu, Director Generals Leu, Chen, ...
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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at TCUSA (CCNAA) Renaming Ceremony

On behalf of AIT and the American people, I am delighted to attend this event to unveil the new name plaque for Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA). This change, which better reflects the day-to-day work of TCUSA, is an opportunity to highlight the promising future we are building together. | OT-1935 | June 6, ...
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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at Opening Ceremony of Applied Materials Display Manufacturing Facility and R&D Lab

Applied Materials, which has been operating in Taiwan since 1989, is one of Taiwan’s largest foreign investors, employing 2,300 people. Their investment here is yet another sign that major U.S. technology companies continue to look to Taiwan as a critical link in their global technology supply chains. | OT-1934 | June 5, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at a Public Forum on Taiwan’s Global Engagement at the American Innovation Center Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It is my great pleasure to be here today to open what may be the first of its kind anywhere in the world – a public forum to discuss the results of an artificial intelligence-enabled digital dialogue between a foreign mission and a local community on how to tackle a pressing foreign policy challenge – ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the IPCA Joint Commission Press Conference

I am very pleased to introduce the Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Suzanne Lawrence, and the Taiwan Minister for Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-Chung. They have just concluded the first U.S.-Taiwan joint commission meeting to discuss International Parental Child Abduction. This meeting was the first product of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AIT and ...
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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Greene at Opening Ceremony of GCTF on Network Security and Emerging Technologies

Security cannot be an afterthought in the development of emerging technologies, it has to be the foundation. Just as we cannot have a vibrant economy without physical security, so too we cannot have a dynamic digital economy without network security. | OT-1929 | May 28, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the Opening of Exchange Opportunities Day

To help promote more academic and professional exchange, in cooperation with Fulbright Taiwan, AIT has recently launched the “Talent Circulation Alliance.” For decades, Taiwan has been one of our closest economic and commercial partners. | OT-1927 | May 24, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT)

“I am pleased to add AIT’s voice to that of MAPECT and many others in urging continued enhancements to Taiwan’s investment climate, particularly with regard to M&A and private equity.” - Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT) at Taiwan Industrial M&A and Transformation ...
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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Tainan

As we celebrate the achievements of the past 40 years under the Taiwan Relations Act, we will be just as focused on how we can strengthen and broaden the relationship over the next 40 years and beyond… | OT-1924E | April 19, 2019
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Remarks by Former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan at the 2019 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue

“As Vice President Pence remarked last October in his speech outlining U.S. policy toward China, America will always believe that Taiwan’s embrace of democracy shows a better path for all the Chinese people, and for that matter, for all people wherever they call home.” | OT-1921E | April 17, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nien Fan

I look forward to advancing the many areas in which the United States and Taiwan have already found successful partnerships, and finding new ways to advance our shared values and interests. In particular, I look forward to conducting this work from our new AIT office in Neihu when we move in just a few short ...
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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Pingtung

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. | OT-1911E | March 21, 2019
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Remarks by Ambassador Sam Brownback at Taipei Religious Freedom Conference

And our confidence in the future, that religious freedom would be the hallmark of the world, that the gates of religious freedom would fly open around the world, and religious oppress, the Iron curtain of religious oppression would come down around the world; and that the people practicing their faith now can do so in ...
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Remarks by Deputy Director Raymond Greene at USA Pavilion, 2019 Taipei TIMTOS

Welcome to the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the 2019 Taipei International Machine Tool Show…We are confident that the partnerships between U.S. and Taiwan companies will result in machines that will make the factories of tomorrow smarter and more efficient. | OT-1904E | March 4, 2019
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Background of U.S.-Taiwan Space and Astronomy Exhibition

The United States and Taiwan have an impressive record of cooperation and joint achievements, particularly in the area of science and technology. Our shared traditions of innovation and entrepreneurship ensure that both the United States and Taiwan will benefit from our continued science engagement. | OT-1903E | February 26, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at U.S.-Taiwan Space and Astronomy Exhibition

This year AIT celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and we have planned a series of events throughout the year focusing on different aspects of our partnership. February is science month and is dedicated to the 40 years of close cooperation between the United States and Taiwan in science and technology. | ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen – AIT@40 Launch Announcement

AIT, in coordination with TECRO and MOFA, is launching a yearlong campaign called AIT@40. This campaign will celebrate forty years of friendship and partnership between the United States and Taiwan since the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act. | OT-1901E | February 1, 2019
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