‘DIPLOMATIC BREAKTHROUGH’: The mission aims to promote exchanges in tourism and education, as well as the US state’s agricultural blockchain and ‘clean coal’ tech
Date: Oct 04, 2018
By Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead yesterday oversaw the opening of a Wyoming trade office
in Taipei designed to facilitate bilateral exchanges in technology, tourism and education, marking the launch of the first foreign mission office in Taiwan since 2008.
Mead, who is visiting Taiwan for the third time, told a news conference at the Sherwood Taipei (台北西華飯店) that the idea to set up the US state’s first overseas trade office in 30 years in Taiwan started to take shape after his first visit five years ago.
Mead said he chose Taiwan because of its democratic achievements, as well as the warmth and hospitality of its people.
“But we also see the marvel that is Taiwan. The technology development this country has had has been nothing short of amazing. When we think about technology that we use, for example, in the US, we know so many of the components and inventions come from Taiwan and Taiwan people,” Mead said. [FULL STORY]