President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to keep green energy at the heart of Taiwan’s development plans Jan. 21, underscoring the government’s commitment to combating climate change and cementing Taiwan’s position in global supply chains.
In response to the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on the early morning of January 15 (Taipei time), Presidential Office Spokesperson Chang said that after learning of the event, President Tsai Ing-wen directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to relay the sincere concerns of the government and people of Taiwan to Indonesia, and to convey our condolences to the people affected by the disaster as well as their families.
President Tsai Ing-wen met with US Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft via videoconference on the morning of January 14. The president thanked the United States and Ambassador Craft for their staunch support for Taiwan.
The US Congress certified the results of the recent presidential election on January 7 (US EST), confirming Democratic Party candidates Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect of the United States.
President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her 2021 New Year's Address on the morning of January 1 in the Entrance Hall of the Presidential Office Building.
Taiwan’s Presidential Office held its 2021 New Year’s flag-raising ceremony on Friday morning. Most years, people are allowed to attend the flag-raising ceremony. However, organizers closed this year’s event to all but an invited few as a pandemic precaution. Instead, organizers streamed the ceremony online.
Presidential Office thanks US government for continued support and strengthening Taiwan-US cooperative partnership
President Donald J. Trump formally signed the US federal government's Consolidated Appropriations Act for the 2021 fiscal year on December 27 (US EST), which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020 and also authorizes US$3 million for the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).
Taiwan-Australia ties are going from strength to strength on the back of close cooperation in an array of areas benefiting the people of both sides, Vice President Lai Ching-te said Dec. 16.
President Tsai Ing-wen recently responded to written questions submitted by the Cornell Law Forum, sharing Taiwan’s success in preventing the spread of COVID-19 with the international community.
President Tsai Ing-wen was invited by the Hudson Institute, a think tank based in Washington, DC, to deliver remarks at 8:00 a.m. this morning (December 10 local time; December 9, 7:00 p.m. US EST) at their virtual year-end celebration.