President Tsai Ing-wen met with Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chairman Mitsuo Ohashi on the morning of December 3. She mentioned that the 44th Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Meeting held a month ago in Tokyo achieved outstanding results, and the two countries signed four MOUs covering areas such as environmental protection and promotion of the import and export of organic foods.
During a meeting with Singapore Trade Office in Taipei Representative Simon Wong Wie Kuen on the morning of December 2, President Tsai Ing-wen praised Representative Wong's support for Taiwan's New Southbound Policy and contributions to Taiwan-Singapore relations.
While attending the opening ceremony of FinTech Taipei 2019 on the morning of November 29, President Tsai Ing-wen pointed out that in response to the arrival of FinTech, changes in the international sphere, and challenges the new state of financing has brought for domestic financial firms, the government will help drive industry and help it grow, transforming Taiwan into Asia's center for enterprise capital management and high-end asset management.
During a meeting with US Congressmen Bill Flores and Guy Reschenthaler on the morning of November 26, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that the situation in Hong Kong demonstrates the importance of Taiwan and the United States' joint defense of free, democratic values.
President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation led by American Legion National Commander James W. Oxford on the morning of November 27. She stated that the best way to ensure peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific is to maintain strong Taiwan-US relations, so that together, we can defend democracy and freedom.
Vice President Cheng Chien-jen said Nov. 19 that the government is committed to boosting Taiwan’s biotech sector through partnerships and exchanges with the world’s industry-leading organizations.
While meeting with Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Robert Kofe and Mrs. Kofe on the morning of November 20, President Tsai Ing-wen emphasized that the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Tuvalu have always had an unshakeable cooperative partnership, are working together for mutual sustainable development, and fighting to expand our international participation.
President Tsai Ing-wen says that a project to upgrade Taichung’s airport will help drive development throughout the surrounding region. Tsai was speaking Monday during a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to improve the airport’s domestic terminal.
President Tsai Ing-wen attended the 2019 American Chamber of Commerce Taipei (AmCham) Annual General Meeting at noon on November 19. She stated that the government will work towards a new and improved version of the Taiwanese economic development model, transforming Taiwan into Asia’s high-end manufacturing and R&D center, a regional financial and wealth management center, and a base for high-quality talent.
President Tsai meets Hiroyasu Izumi, new Chief Representative of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office
President Tsai Ing-wen met with Mr. Hiroyasu Izumi, the new Chief Representative of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office on the afternoon of November 14. The president stated that cooperation and trade exchanges between Taiwan and Japan have become increasingly close over the past three years; Taiwan is currently Japan's fourth largest trading partner, and Japan is Taiwan’s third largest.