Taiwan’s Taoyuan mayor visits US to deliver keynote speech

Sharing his knowledge of smart city governance is a highlight of the trip

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Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan in Houston (Taoyuan City Government photo)

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan in Houston (Taoyuan City Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) embarked on a 12-day trip to the United States on Saturday (July 6), during which he will visit five cities and attend the GCTC Expo 2019.

The itinerary for the delegation includes the cities of Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., New York, and Seattle. The officials are scheduled to return on July 17, according to the city government.

Cheng will deliver a keynote speech at the plenary session of the GCTC (Global City Teams Challenge) Expo 2019, which focuses on cybersecurity and privacy. The event is jointly-organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security and National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

According to Taoyuan City Government, Taoyuan has recently been recognized as the 2019 Intelligent Community of the Year, by the Intelligent Community Forum, at its Global Summit in New York. Cheng will share his experience of smart governance at the event.

The politician is slated to meet a number of overseas Taiwan communities in Washington D.C. and give a public address at Wilson Center. Cheng will also attend a closed-door seminar held by the Hudson Institute, a non-profit American think tank.