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Exhibition on decades-long Taiwan-U.S. ties to kick off next week

Exhibition on decades-long Taiwan-U.S. ties to kick off next week

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) An exhibition in Taipei focusing on the development of the ties between Taiwan and the United States over the past 35 years will open next week, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), one of the organizers. The exhibition, titled "Tradition and Transformation: U.S.-Taiwan Relations, 1979-2014," will display photos, texts and artifacts chronicling the development of the unofficial relationship between Taiwan and the United States since Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, the AIT said in a statement. The exhibit "demonstrates the close ties forged between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan since the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) in 1979," said the AIT, which is co-organizing the event with the National Taiwan Museum. The opening of the exhibition is slated for Jan. 13 at Nanmen Park of the National Taiwan Museum, said the AIT, which represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties. Christopher Marut, director of the AIT's Taipei Office, and Chen Chi-ming, director of the National Taiwan Museum, are scheduled to deliver opening remarks before the ribbon cutting ceremony, the AIT said. The TRA was enacted to maintain commercial, cultural and other relations between the people of the U.S. and the people of Taiwan after Washington and Taipei broke off formal ties. The law pledges to help ensure peace, security and stability in the Western Pacific and to promote the foreign policy of the U.S. It also requires the U.S. government "to provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive character." (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-16 23:51 GMT+08:00