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The Launch of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative
December 3, 2020


AIT and TECRO officially launch the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative

Date: December 3, 2020

Description: As AIT Director Christensen explained: “The Initiative is aimed at expanding access to Chinese and English language instruction, while safeguarding academic freedom. Specifically, the Initiative will highlight and enhance Taiwan’s role in providing Chinese language instruction to Americans and to people around the world. …Universities around the world have been closing Confucius Institutes because of their role in censorship and malign influence campaigns by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). However, interest in Chinese language learning remains strong among American and international students. Taiwan can and should play a key role in addressing that interest.”

The launch included a virtual dialogue by representatives from the U.S. Departments of State and Education and their Taiwan counterparts to discuss ways to expand cooperation on Chinese and English language instruction. It also included the signing of an MOU laying out our shared goals in this area.

Director’s remarks: https://bit.ly/3lzYfrh

Press release: https://bit.ly/36z7qUx

MOU: https://bit.ly/39Crs2c

Fact sheet: https://bit.ly/2KWUwqR