Sunday, April 13, 2014
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday welcomed Taiwan's interest in joining a trans-Pacific free trade bloc but said the bloc's prospective members are currently focused on the latest round of negotiations.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday posted a one-minute video on his Facebook page to mark the first anniversary of a landmark fishing rights agreement between Taiwan and Japan covering their overlapping waters in the East China Sea.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The International Affairs Division, Taiwan Tourism Bureau (台灣觀光協會) and their counterparts from Japan's Kagawa Prefectural Government (香川縣觀光協會) recently held a press conference to bolster relations between Taiwan and Japan through an exchange of their respective culinary arts.
In an effort to promote tourism to the United States, Brand USA and the American Institute in Taiwan held a ceremony yesterday commemorating the establishment of the Brand USA Taiwan Advisory Council (BTAC).
Fifteen submissions were selected Wednesday to enter the second and final round of a competition to design certificates for the winners of the Tang Prize — billed as the “Asian Nobel Prize.”
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF, 國合會), a Foreign Ministry-funded non-governmental organization responsible for international aid, recently opened its first overseas office in Myanmar, an official announced yesterday.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed by unanimous consent legislation reaffirming the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act and authorizing the sale of four Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan.
Taiwan has donated US$200,000 in relief aid to the Solomon Islands, a Pacific island diplomatic ally that has suffered deadly flooding as a result of prolonged rain that has triggered landslides, washing away houses and bridges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Taiwan and the United States have concluded their latest round of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks on Sunday during which both sides have made meaningful progress on several two-way trade issues, said the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Monday that it will release a video later this week at an event to mark the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), a key basis for the development of ties between Taiwan and the United States.