The visiting team from Taoyuan City Government arrived at Houston / Mayor Cheng: Being in the Southern U.S. for the first time, I hope to have more in-depth engagement and cooperation with the cities of Texas
Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan began his visit to the United States from July 6 to July 17, 2019. On the morning of July 7, when Mayor Cheng was invited to give a speech at the Taiwanese Association of America-South Summer Camp, he stated that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the TAA-South Summer Camp as well as the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, making his trip to the Southern U.S. particularly meaningful. On the first stop of his visit, Mayor Cheng based his speech under the topic “Protecting Democracy and Uniting Taiwan” and shared the recent development of Taiwan with the Taiwanese Americans.
Mayor Cheng pointed out that Taiwan is the first stop of democracy in Asia and is also the best strategic partner for the Indo-Pacific Strategy. In addition to international support, Taiwan must come to a consensus internally in order to walk its own path. It is currently the best time for Taiwan to display itself internationally. Taiwan is also on the right track now and is supported by communities overseas. This is Mayor Cheng's first time in the Southern U.S. and through this visit, he hopes to have more opportunities of engagement with more cities, including Taiwanese entrepreneurs, the Congress, and government agencies, and have more in-depth exchanges and cooperation with cities in Texas.