TIES ON 101: To mark 40 years of the AIT and the TRA, AIT Director Brent Christensen said that a message of Taiwan-US friendship would be displayed on Taipei 101
Date: =Apr 16, 2019
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The rest of the world should be more like Taiwan, former US House of Representatives
speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday at an event at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) new facility in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖) to mark 40 years of friendship between Taiwan and the US.
Ryan made the remarks at an afternoon banquet at the AIT compound, which is to officially open on May 6.
The US’ Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), enacted in 1979, was a rarity, as it had “absolute consensus” in Washington, he said.
“It is this deep, abiding friendship and bipartisanship that is a testament to the enduring friendship between our two countries,” Ryan said, adding that the anniversary of the passage of the TRA serves as a “picture-perfect display” of a wonderful foreign-policy achievement between Taipei and Washington. [FULL STORY]