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President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty

While meeting with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty on the morning of October 16, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), and that Taiwan-US relations are at their best in decades. Taiwan will continue working closely with the United States and other like-minded countries in the region to contribute to peace, stability, and wellbeing in the Indo-Pacific region, she said.

President Tsai delivers 2019 National Day Address Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai delivers 2019 National Day Address

President Tsai Ing-wen on the morning of October 10 attended the ROC’s 108th Double Tenth National Day Celebration in the plaza fronting the Presidential Office Building, and delivered an address entitled “Nation of Resilience, Forward into the World.”"

President Tsai designates TSMC founder Morris Chang as Leader’s Representative at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai designates TSMC founder Morris Chang as Leader’s Representative at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

President Tsai Ing-wen held a press conference on the morning of October 14 to announce that she will once again invite Dr. Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd (TSMC), to act as her envoy to attend the 2019 APEC Leaders' Week in Chile. The president entrusted Dr. Chang and the delegation with the mission to clearly communicate to all APEC members Taiwan's determination and achievements in promoting a "digital society" and a "smart nation."

President Tsai meets delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk from the US Department of State Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk from the US Department of State

On the morning of October 9, President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation led by Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, US Department of State Senior Official for APEC and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. She reaffirmed that Taiwan is willing to strengthen cooperation with the US and other like-minded countries. Under the APEC framework, she said, we can work together to respond to the challenges of the digital economy, and enhance the economic empowerment of women.

President Tsai attends opening of Yushan Forum Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai attends opening of Yushan Forum

On the morning of October 8, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of the Yushan Forum, where she stated that Taiwan is willing and able to participate more actively in regional partnerships, and China’s efforts to isolate Taiwan have done nothing but hinder regional prosperity and stability.

President Tsai meets Yushan Forum participants Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets Yushan Forum participants

On the morning of October 8, President Tsai Ing-wen met with participants attending the Yushan Forum. She stated that the theme of this year's Yushan Forum is Deepening Progressive Partnerships in Asia, and she hopes the forum will cover everything from cooperation in technology, economics, and sustainable development, to further exploring transnational cooperation among civil societies, Asian think tank cooperation, and the cultivation of leaders for the next generation.

Tsai pledges more support for migrants from NSP target countries Photos - New Southbound Policy

Tsai pledges more support for migrants from NSP target countries

President Tsai Ing-wen said Oct. 6 that the government will continue prioritizing support for migrants from New Southbound Policy target countries as part of efforts to deepen Taiwan’s ties with the region.

President Tsai meets a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, LDP member of Japan’s House of Representatives Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, LDP member of Japan’s House of Representatives

President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member of the Japanese House of Representatives on the morning of October 2. She expressed hope that her guests will support Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) so that we can contribute to regional economic and trade integration.

President Tsai meets a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, LDP member of Japan's House of Representatives Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, LDP member of Japan's House of Representatives

President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation led by Hiroyuki Onishi, a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member of the Japanese House of Representatives on the morning of October 2. She expressed hope that her guests will support Taiwan's inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) so that we can contribute to regional economic and trade integration. We will also continue working together with friends in Japan to further enhance our friendly bilate

President Tsai meets Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars delegation Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars delegation

President Tsai Ing-wen met with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars delegation on the morning of September 30 at her official residence. She stated that Taiwan will continue to strengthen cooperative partnerships with the US and other like-minded countries, so that together, we can respond to regional challenges and threats, and maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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