Date: June 05, 2019
MOFA Deputy Minister Hsu Szu-chien (third right), Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (fourth left) and AIT Director Brent Christensen (fourth right) give the thumbs-up to the future course of Taiwan-U.S. relations at a public forum June 3 in Taipei City. (CNA)
A public forum on charting the future course of Taiwan-U.S. relations was co-staged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and American Institute in Taiwan June 3 in Taipei City.
Moderated by Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang, the event reviewed the results of AIT’s groundbreaking Digital Dialogues. It is seen as another example of close cooperation between Taipei and Washington in the 40th year of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA40).
During the opening ceremony, MOFA Deputy Minister Hsu Szu-chien said it is critical for governments around the world to reach out to citizens in ways capitalizing on internet freedom and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
The Digital Dialogues are an invaluable platform for giving voice to fresh ideas on Taiwan-U.S. ties and strengthening participatory democracy, Hsu added. [FULL STORY]