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American Institute in Taiwan promotes 'Security Cooperation Month'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said on Tuesday (Aug. 17) that as part of “Security Cooperation Month,” which takes place every August, it will share di...

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Asia Today: Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel TOKYO (AP) — The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said ...

US charter plane lands in Taiwan with items for AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. aircraft landed at Taoyuan International Airport on Monday (July 19) to deliver diplomatic pouches to newly appointed American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sa...

Former AIT head leaves Taiwan after 3-year term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen left Taiwan on Thursday (July 15) after a three-year term. Christensen arrived at Taoyuan Internati...

Sandra Oudkirk assumes position as director of American Institute in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sandra Oudkirk has become the first woman to assume the position of director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Taipei, the United States representative office i...

New AIT director arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sandra Oudkirk, the new director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), has arrived in Taiwan. Oudkirk landed in Taipei Monday night (July 12) and was seen wearing ...

Departing AIT director shares love for Taiwan in farewell letter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute of Taiwan, on Friday (July 9) presented a farewell letter as his three-year tenure comes to an end. Christensen sa...

Taiwan's envoy to US meets with new AIT director to discuss bilateral ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Culture Representative Office (TECRO) said Friday (July 9) the new director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Taipei office, Sandra...

Sandra Oudkirk appointed new director of AIT Taipei office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced on Tuesday (July 6) in a press release that Sandra Oudkirk will take over as the director of its Taipei office this summer...

Taiwan kicks off trade talks with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 11th round of Taiwan-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks was kicked off virtually Wednesday morning (June 30) by the Cabinet Office of Trade Neg...

COVID vaccine export simplification to take center stage at Taiwan-US trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When representatives of Taiwan and the United States conduct trade talks after a five-year hiatus, the simplification of export and import procedures for COVID-19 vaccines...

Taiwan and US will resume TIFA trade talks on June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a five-year hiatus, Taiwan and the United States will resume trade talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on June 30, the American Institute...

AIT director wraps up 3-year tenure on high note

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen is leaving his post after serving as Washington’s top diplomat in the East Asian nation for three years...

Signs on Grand Hotel, Taipei 101 thank US for 2.5 million Moderna jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel Taipei and Taipei 101 on Sunday evening (June 20) both flashed messages thanking the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that da...

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. ...