Date: Oct 07, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwan’s representative office in the US on Wednesday held a Double Ten National Day celebration at
the Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, where new or incoming American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officials made their first appearance.
More than 3,000 guests, including US officials, diplomats based in Washington and overseas Taiwanese, attended the celebration ahead of National Day on Monday.
“Taiwan, Republic of China, easily a small country, but too big to ignore, with 23 million hardworking men and women, we’ve come a long way,” Representative to the US Stanley Kao (高碩泰) said.
John Norris, newly appointed managing director of the AIT’s Washington Office, and James Moriarty, reportedly the likely successor to outgoing AIT Chairman Raymond Burghardt, were among the guests at the event.
“I know President Tsai [Ing-wen, 蔡英文] to be a pragmatic, level-headed leader. I’m confident that she will successfully lead Taiwan into the next chapter of its story. I’m equally confident that the United States will continue to serve as a close and trusted partner as Taiwan chooses its future path,” Moriarty said. [FULL STORY]