Remarks by AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk at the Launch for the Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs

It is my pleasure to meet you in person as we kick off the Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs (IWE) program.  Today we will have the first of our Training Workshops, bringing together more than 30 indigenous women entrepreneurs and mentors from around the island.|OT-2145|October 15, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Cornforth at the Opening of a Virtual GCTF on Combating Cybercrime through International Law Enforcement Collaboration

Minister of Interior Hsu, Deputy Foreign Minister Tseng, Chief Representative Izumi, panelists, virtual guests, good morning! It is my pleasure to offer remarks to kick off this virtual GCTF on combatting cybercrime through international law enforcement cooperation.  We are grateful for the contributions of experts from the United States, Taiwan, and Japan and for the …

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Cornforth at the Opening of a Virtual GCTF Workshop on Building Resilience and Accelerating the SDGs Through Technology

Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Prescott, Foreign Minister Wu, Chief Representative Izumi, panelists, virtual guests, good morning! It is my pleasure to offer remarks to kick off this virtual GCTF on building resilience and accelerating the UN Sustainable Development Goals through technology.|OT-2142|September 30, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk at 2021 GCTF Virtual Conference on Building Disaster Resilience at Global and National Levels

This workshop is the final activity for the United States, Taiwan, and Japan in a yearlong effort that began on the tenth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster at Fukushima, and ends on September 21, the 22nd anniversary of Taiwan’s second deadliest seismic event ever, the Chi Chi earthquake in Nantou.  Through the …

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Remarks by AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk at Closing of a vGCTF Workshop on The Future of Work in a Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery

It is my pleasure to offer remarks at the conclusion of the first-ever Global Cooperation and Training Framework webinar focused on the intersection of artificial intelligence and labor.  We are grateful for the contributions of experts from the United States, Taiwan, and Japan and for the participation of distinguished guests from around the world.|OT-2140|September 10, …

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Remarks by AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk at Ministry of Culture MOU Signing and Center Stage Performance

Friends from the media, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.  It is an honor to be here today to witness the MOU signing ceremony between Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture and the Foundation of Scholarly Exchange (FSE) as Honorary Chair of the FSE Board.|OT-2139|August 31, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce

John (Hsieh), thanks for the kind introduction. I was last here in 2019, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act with you.  In many ways the time since has been difficult; many of us here today probably feel we spent the last year or so in hibernation as the world tackled the COVID-19 pandemic. |OT-2137|August …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Virtual AIT July 4 Reception

Independence Day was celebrated in the United States on Sunday, July 4.  And today, we are commemorating America’s 245th birthday here in Taiwan.  In our observance of our Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of America as a nation with a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”|OT-2136|July 13, 2021

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan

OT-2133 July 2, 2021 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan  Taiwan (Tier 1) June 2021 Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Authorities continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on their anti-trafficking capacity; therefore Taiwan …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Presidential Office Order of the Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon Award Ceremony

As I have said before, the U.S.-Taiwan relationship is a rare and special one.  Yet I have been personally – and pleasantly – surprised by the dramatic growth in our ties as we weathered the global pandemic over the past year and a half. |OT-2131|June 25, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friendship Medal of Diplomacy Award Ceremony

Let me begin by thanking Foreign Minister Wu not only for this gracious honor, but for everything you and your MOFA team have done to enhance the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.  We at AIT could not have asked for better partners to advance our shared interests and values across the Indo-Pacific and around the world. |OT-2130|June 24, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Grand Medal of Diplomacy Award Ceremony

It is truly an honor to be here today to receive this award.  As I prepare to leave Taiwan, I am reminded of the first time I arrived here over 40 years ago when Taiwan had yet to become the economic powerhouse and democratic success story that it is today.  It was my early experience …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Forum on Tech Supply Chain Partnership

As my three years as AIT Director will soon come to a close, I am proud to say that the work AIT has accomplished in raising awareness on securing resilient supply chains with Taiwan and our likeminded partners has been a great success. Our efforts towards building global supply chain resiliency have become a critical …

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

AIT has a long history of positive cooperation with Taiwan on the protection of intellectual property rights, including just last year for our first ever GCTF workshop on IPR.  That workshop was well-attended and received high marks from participants, leading us all to agree that a follow-on event this year would be well received.|OT-2127|June 17, …

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Remarks by Senator Dan Sullivan

Well thank you, everybody. It’s great to be back in Taiwan. I want to begin by just mentioning something that I think most people know, but it’s always important to reiterate: the United States has a long history of advancing security, prosperity, and democracy in the Indo-Pacific area. We are an Asia-Pacific nation. We have …

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AIT Director W. Brent Christensen’s Remarks at GCTF on Anti-Money Laundering

   OT-2123 May 26, 2021 AIT Director W. Brent Christensen’s Remarks at GCTF on Anti-Money Laundering May 26, 2021 Greetings! As Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, and on behalf of the United States government, I ’d like to welcome you to the 2021 Global Cooperation and Training Framework workshop (GCTF ) on anti-money …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Workshop on COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out: Experiences and Challenges

These are difficult times and talking about COVID-19 vaccines can be a sensitive subject. But just because this is a challenging topic, does not mean that health experts cannot build connections and work on ways to move forward.|OT-2121|May 19, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the TAITRA Press Event

I want to congratulate TAITRA for their tremendous efforts in publishing this inaugural whitepaper. This comprehensive analysis sheds light on complex supply chain trends, opportunities, and challenges that Taiwan industries are facing as the world rethinks the supply chain network of the past.|OT-2119|May 6, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at CyberSec Trade Show

I can say with firsthand knowledge that your participation today is not just a token gesture.  AIT has cooperated with many of you on major cybersecurity events and initiatives, particularly over the past eighteen months, including last year’s research trip to the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco, the critical infrastructure virtual seminar, the cybersecurity …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the AIC Innovation Forum

Today is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, with an estimated one billion people around the world mobilizing to commemorate it.  The events of today’s Innovation Forum highlight U.S. commitment to the environment and to finding innovative solutions for combating climate change. This aligns with President Biden’s priority of placing climate change at the center …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the virtual GCTF on Supply Chain Restructuring and SME Financing

Well before the devastation wrought by the global pandemic made countries around the world consider the vulnerabilities of their supply chains, we at AIT recognized the shifting trends in global supply chains and the critical role that Taiwan can play.  Over the past year and a half, we have been closely working with Taiwan on the promotion of global …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen

Practically speaking, this travel and the new policy that made it possible, is a tangible sign of progress and cause for optimism in the fight against COVID-19. It shows that Taiwan and Palau’s diligent and effective COVID prevention efforts have brought them to a point of stability and security that allowed them to begin the …

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at Forward Alliance Workshop

It’s a pleasure for me to be here today and for the American Institute in Taiwan to partner with Forward Alliance for this “Be Prepared” (《後盾計畫》) workshop.  Today you will learn medical and other skills that can help the community – your community – in times of crisis. |OT-2108|March 30, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Bilingual Education Symposium to Support the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative

AIT and TECRO signed an important Memorandum of Understanding on international education cooperation last year. This Initiative gives Taiwan and the United States the opportunity to strengthen our cooperation and collaboration on international education in many different ways.  One key method is to increase the numbers of Americans coming to Taiwan to study, while at …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Coast Guard MOU Launch Ceremony

Yesterday in Washington, AIT and TECRO signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further cooperation between the U.S. Coast Guard and Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration.  This MOU formalizes our already robust and longstanding cooperation with Taiwan’s Coast Guard, and, notably, is the first one signed in the Biden Administration. |OT-2106|March 26, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at PSMC’s Tongluo Fab Groundbreaking Ceremony

I am delighted to be here to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s new Tongluo Fabrication Plant. This is a great opportunity to congratulate PSMC, to highlight the leadership role Taiwan plays in the global semiconductor industry, and to restate the U.S. government’s focus on supply chain security.|OT-2105|March 25, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Workshop on Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters

It is fitting that we come together today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great Japan Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami for a workshop focused on rebuilding communities and nations following disaster. We still have so much to learn from one another. | OT-2104|March 10, 2021

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Press Launch for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Before I begin, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day! It is a real pleasure to help announce today the launch of this important and meaningful training program – the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs – or AWE.  We all know that when women are successful, communities proposer, countries thrive, and the world …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Chinese Language Symposium to Support the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative

As you may have heard, on December 2, AIT and TECRO signed an important Memorandum of Understanding on international education cooperation. This MOU gives Taiwan and the United States the opportunity to strengthen our cooperation and collaboration on international education.|OT-2102|January 16, 2021 

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