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President Tsai interviewed by BBC Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai interviewed by BBC

President Tsai Ing-wen was interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the afternoon of January 14, and she responded to questions regarding issues such as our presidential election, cross-strait relations, and national defense.

President Tsai vows to raise awareness of Anti-Infiltration Act Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai vows to raise awareness of Anti-Infiltration Act

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 15 that the government is working to raise awareness of the Anti-Infiltration Act, and the legislation will not affect normal cross-strait exchanges.

President Tsai meets delegation from US Center for Strategic and International Studies Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation from US Center for Strategic and International Studies

While meeting with a delegation from the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the morning of January 14, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that through this election, the people of Taiwan have once again sent a clear message to the world that we are determined to safeguard our nation’s sovereignty and democracy. In the future, she said, we will continue to actively cooperate with like-minded countries to defend the values of democracy and freedom and facilitate peaceful and st

President Tsai meets delegation from American Enterprise Institute Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation from American Enterprise Institute

On the morning of January 13, President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation focusing on democracy and Indo-Pacific strategy from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington-based think tank.

President Tsai is interviewed by Time magazine Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai is interviewed by Time magazine

President Tsai Ing-wen was interviewed by Time magazine in October 2019, and a report based on this interview was published on January 9, 2020. President Tsai answered questions regarding international conditions, Taiwan-US relations, and cross-strait relations.

President Tsai concerned about Black Hawk helicopter incident and rescue efforts, hears briefing Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai concerned about Black Hawk helicopter incident and rescue efforts, hears briefing

A devastating accident involving a Taiwan military Black Hawk helicopter occurred on the morning of January 2, resulting in multiple fatalities. President Tsai Ing-wen proceeded to the recruit training center at the Jinlioujei Barracks in eastern Taiwan's Yilan County in the afternoon to learn more about the progress of rescue efforts and receive briefings.

President Tsai delivers 2020 New Year's Address Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai delivers 2020 New Year's Address

President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her 2020 New Year's Address this morning (January 1) in the Presidential Office reception hall. She stated that in the new year, we are going to unite the Taiwanese people, and continue pressing forward to ensure more people are cared for, keep improving our economy, and make our democracy, freedom, and sovereignty stronger and more sustainable.

Vice President Chen meets Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. Photos - New Southbound Policy

Vice President Chen meets Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr.

Vice President Chen Chien-jen, accompanied by Mrs. Chen, met with Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. on the afternoon of December 30. Vice President Chen thanked Palau for speaking up in support of Taiwan over the years at the United Nations and the World Health Assembly. He also expressed hope that Palau will continue to be a firm ally of Taiwan at international venues and that our two countries will join hands and make progress together in the Pacific Ocean.

Vice President Chen hosts luncheon celebrating 20th anniversary of Taiwan-Palau diplomatic relations Photos - New Southbound Policy

Vice President Chen hosts luncheon celebrating 20th anniversary of Taiwan-Palau diplomatic relations

At noon on December 30, Vice President Chen Chien-jen and his wife hosted a luncheon celebrating the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Palau. The vice president thanked Palau for voicing support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations at international venues and expressed hope that the two countries will continue to maintain close interaction and cooperation.

Vice President Chen to attend 20th anniversary of Taiwan-Palau diplomatic relations in Palau Photos - New Southbound Policy

Vice President Chen to attend 20th anniversary of Taiwan-Palau diplomatic relations in Palau

Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu stated that Taiwan and Palau established formal diplomatic relations on December 29, 1999, making this year the 20th anniversary of our official ties. During those two decades, Palau has been one of our most important allies in the Pacific region, he said, and a long-term supporter of our participation in international organizations.

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