By: Rita Cheng and Emerson Lim
Washington, March 6 (CNA) 2019 is a “pivotal year” for U.S.-Taiwan relations, John J. Norris Jr.,
Managing Director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Wednesday.
Norris made the comment in a press event held by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Washington D.C. to detail activities planned to mark 40 years of the Taiwan Relations Act.
Recently, Norris received Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) in Washington, and the U.S. State Department just announced Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will visit Taiwan around March 11.
Several U.S. lawmakers and special guests were present at the event, including Lester Wolff, who drafted the Act four decades ago. [FULL STORY]