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President Tsai attends AmCham 2020 Hsieh Nien Fan Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends AmCham 2020 Hsieh Nien Fan

On the evening of August 25, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the American Chamber of Commerce Taipei (AmCham Taipei) Hsieh Nien Fan (謝年飯) celebration. She emphasized that the Taiwan government is committed to securing a robust investment environment to the benefit of us all. The president also stated that we look forward to working continuously with the US government and AmCham Taipei to facilitate our mutual interests through our shared values.

Taiwan to strengthen ties with New Southbound countries: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan wants to strengthen ties with countries targeted by the government’s New Southbound policy when the COVID-19 pandemic eases. Tsai was speaking Tuesday.

President Tsai addresses Taiwan’s diplomatic, security, and economic challenges at videoconference jointly sponsored by US-based think tanks Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai addresses Taiwan’s diplomatic, security, and economic challenges at videoconference jointly sponsored by US-based think tanks

At the invitation of US-based think tanks, the Hudson Institute and the Center for American Progress (CAP), President Tsai Ing-wen participated in a videoconference on the theme “President Tsai Ing-wen Discusses the Diplomatic, Security and Economic Challenges Facing Taiwan,” delivering a speech entitled “Protecting Taiwan as a bastion of freedom in the Indo-Pacific.”

President Tsai meets US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar

President Tsai Ing-wen met with US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on the morning of August 10. The president stated that we look forward to making substantial progress on joint efforts to develop and produce vaccines and drugs. She also emphasized once again that political considerations should not override the human right to health.

President Tsai attends opening ceremony for 2020 BIO Asia-Taiwan Conference and Exhibition Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends opening ceremony for 2020 BIO Asia-Taiwan Conference and Exhibition

In remarks at the opening ceremony for the 2020 BIO Asia-Taiwan Conference and Exhibition on the morning of July 23, President Tsai Ing-wen emphasized that in our “5+2 industrial innovation program” the biomedical industry is one of our top priorities for development.

Vice President Lai addresses BIO Asia–Taiwan 2020 Conference via video Photos - New Southbound Policy

Vice President Lai addresses BIO Asia–Taiwan 2020 Conference via video

Vice President Lai Ching-te addressed the BIO Asia–Taiwan 2020 Conference by video at noon on July 22, emphasizing that Taiwan’s success in containing COVID-19 has attracted worldwide attention, and the key factors in that success were: prudent action, rapid response, and early deployment.

Presidential Office welcomes US government approval of new arms sale package for Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Presidential Office welcomes US government approval of new arms sale package for Taiwan

Spokesperson Huang went on to say that this sale includes logistics support and technical services for Taiwan's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles and technical services. In light of China's recent escalation of military pressure in the Taiwan Strait and throughout the region, this arms package will further solidify Taiwan's high-altitude defense capabilities.

President Tsai addresses Copenhagen Democracy Summit via video Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai addresses Copenhagen Democracy Summit via video

On the afternoon of June 19 local time in Denmark (evening of June 19, Taipei time) President Tsai Ing-wen addressed the Copenhagen Democracy Summit by video at the invitation of the Alliance of Democracies.

President Tsai attends Talent Circulation Alliance white paper release Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends Talent Circulation Alliance white paper release

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the release of the Talent Circulation Alliance's white paper on the morning of June 12, where she stressed that the government is committed to cultivating more Taiwanese talent with bilingual capabilities and digital skills.

VP Lai visits PPE manufacturer Makalot Industrial Photos - New Southbound Policy

VP Lai visits PPE manufacturer Makalot Industrial

Vice President Lai Ching-te paid a visit June 9 to the R&D center of Makalot Industrial Co., a major producer of personal protective equipment, in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi County, highlighting contributions by the private sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

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