Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen on the Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

Just a few hours ago, the United States and Taiwan concluded the inaugural meeting of the 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 Dialogue signifies that not only is the …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Opening Ceremony of Meet Taipei 2020

The theme of this year’s Meet Taipei conference “Arising Vision” is quite appropriate.  As both the United States and Taiwan face the new “normal” of dealing with a global economy battered by COVID-19, novel approaches are required to overcome these unprecedented challenges. |OT-2050|November 18, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Capstone Session of the 2020 U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance

But these consultations would not be complete without committing to concrete next steps towards fostering sustainable, long-term partnerships between U.S. and Taiwan civil society.  That is the theme of today’s event.  I look forward to hearing your ideas about what more our governments can do to empower civil society efforts.|OT-2046|October 28, 2020

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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Robert Destro at the Capstone Session of the 2020 U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance

The Consultations on Democratic Governance we are concluding today represent a joint effort between the United States and Taiwan to further realize Taiwan’s potential contributions to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms across the entire Indo-Pacific region.|OT-2047|October 28, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Taiwan Session of Indo-Pacific Business Forum

First, the United States applauds the success of the Taiwan Model of pandemic response on COVID-19.  The recent visit of U.S. HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan signifies the important role that Taiwan can play in the international arena to share its expertise. |OT-2045|October 28, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at Virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework on Combatting COVID-19 Related Crimes

For some, this pandemic has brought out the best in human resiliency and generosity.  For example, Taiwan skillfully managed the COVID-19 crisis, through what has become known as the “Taiwan Model.”  Taiwan not only generously chose to share its expertise around the world, but also drastically increased its PPE production to come to the aid …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Circular Economy Summit

I am pleased to be here today to speak about three things: the depth of U.S.-Taiwan cooperation on environmental matters, the growing challenges of waste management, and Taiwan as a force for good in seeking solutions to these challenges, especially during the COVD-19 pandemic.|OT-2043|October 16, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at vGCTF on Trade Secrets Protection and Digital Piracy Prevention

AIT has a long history of positive cooperation with Taiwan on the promotion of intellectual property rights, making this an ideal topic for a GCTF workshop.  Taiwan’s progress in this area is quite remarkable, and we believe that Taiwan, Japan, and the United States each have tremendous knowledge and experience to share today. |OT-2042|October 15, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond F. Greene at SEMICON Talent Cultivation Symposium

Since its inception in July 2019, the Talent Circulation Alliance has been an important platform for AIT, Taiwan’s government, and private sector partners to promote the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals. |OT-2040|September 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the American Innovation Center Housewarming Opening Ceremony

I am pleased to be here today representing the American Institute in Taiwan to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the American Innovation Center and to open both the New AIC with our partner Songyang Creative and Culture Park (SCCP) and our Anniversary Forum hosted with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology with the …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Presidential Hackathon

AIT has been involved in the Presidential Hackathon since its inception in 2018, but this year AIT co-hosted with Taiwan the International Track of the Presidential Hackathon, which brought together teams from around the world to use technology and social innovation to advance human progress.|OT-2038|September 21, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Forum on Supply Chain Restructuring: Improving Resilience Amongst Like-Minded Partners

As we plan for a post-pandemic world and evaluate what changes to the global supply chain are necessary, one thing is certain: Taiwan has demonstrated time and again that it is a reliable partner and a critical player for moving toward a more sustainable global economy. |OT-2036| |September 4, 2020|

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Security Cooperation Month Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

We face dangerous new technologies, a deadly pandemic and the unpredictable effects of climate change. But our partnership, rooted in tradition, continues to exemplify the mutual support, mutual respect, and mutual interests that these service members and their cohort helped to build between our societies and between our militaries. |OT-2035| |September 2, 2020|

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Cotton Richmond at the 2020 International Workshop on Combating Human Trafficking

And it’s not just the authorities who have demonstrated a strong commitment to fight trafficking.  Taiwan has an active, thriving, and vocal array of civil society organizations all working to ensure that Taiwan can stop traffickers, protect victims, and prevent this crime by dismantling the systems that make it easier for traffickers to operate. |OT-2034|September 1, …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the AmCham’s Hsieh Nien Fan Dinner

It is my pleasure to represent AIT once again at the annual AmCham Hsieh Nien Fan dinner, coming a few months later than usual this year.  I think the very fact that we can all be gathered here together is not only a testament to Taiwan’s extremely deft handling of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the MAPECT 2020 International Investment Forum

I am confident that today’s forum about supply chain restructuring and merger and acquisition opportunities in a post-pandemic environment will provide important insights to the public, Taiwan’s business leaders, and policymakers. |OT-2030|August 26, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at USA Caucus Launch Event Legislative Yuan

Last year, we at AIT celebrated forty years since the U.S. Congress codified our commitment to Taiwan in the Taiwan Relations Act, and also established the American Institute in Taiwan. The TRA was passed swiftly and overwhelmingly on a bipartisan basis by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Forty-one years later, Taiwan still …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at TCA White Paper Launch

The Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA) is a public-private partnership, jointly founded last April by the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taiwan authorities, that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals.|OT-2020|June 12, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Fifth Anniversary Press Conference

The GCTF was born out of a very simple idea, which MOFA recently adapted into its slogan: Taiwan can help.  In today’s context, the value of Taiwan’s assistance is almost too obvious to mention.  |OT-2018|June 1, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Taiwan-U.S. COVID-19 Prevention Cooperation Press Conference on the Modular Hospital Ward Design

I often describe the U.S.-Taiwan relationship with the phrase “Real Friends, Real Progress,” and I am honored to be here today to celebrate another milestone in U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, a new partnership between Temple University and Fu Jen Catholic University to build Modular, Adaptable, Convertible (“MAC”) hospital wards to help serve COVID-19 patients in the United …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Virtual GCTF on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation

Combating disinformation and containing a highly contagious virus are actually not so different. Both require an understanding of how the adversary operates, what mechanisms it uses to reproduce, and where it came from. |OT-2016|April 30, 2020

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Opening Remarks by Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro at the Virtual GCTF on Countering COVID-19 Disinformation

It is no secret that Taiwan is leading the Indo-Pacific region in its handling of COVID-19. You are serving as an inspiration for the world, and we are grateful for your leadership. All of us are learning from the Taiwan Model…|OT-2015|April 30, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Hosts Webcast

It is moments like this that give new meaning to U.S.-Taiwan relationship, which we describe in the expression: Real Friends, Real Progress.  That is why Secretary of State Pompeo recently tweeted: During tough times, real friends stick together. |OT-2014|April 25, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at MOFA Thermometer Donation Ceremony

From our perspective, the “Taiwan Model” offers five key lessons for the world which can perhaps be summarized as the “Five Ts”: Transparency, Transportation Controls, Tracking, Testing, and Technology.  Today, we could add a sixth T: Thermometers!  |OT-2013|April 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the COHACK Press Conference

Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 has been more successful than any in the world according to nearly all available metrics.  Despite its proximity to China and regular cross-Strait flows of travelers and commerce, Taiwan has thus far succeeded in controlling the spread of COVID-19. |OT-2012|April 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of “U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979” Exhibition

We often talk about the U.S.-Taiwan partnership in very simple terms: Real Friends, Real Progress (真朋友,真進展). What does that mean? It means that the United States is a committed partner and a true friend to Taiwan; that our words match our deeds; that with us, what you see is what you get; and that the …

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Remarks by Patricia Watts Director of the Technology Engagement Team of the Global Engagement Center at U.S.-Taiwan Tech Challenge Day 1

The GEC was created by Congress in 2017 to “Direct, lead, integrate, synchronize, and coordinate efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests.” |OT-2003|February 19, 2020

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