Taiwan Day: Volunteer In Parks, DC Jefferson Memorial Tidal BasinTaiwan Relations Act@40: Yes, Taiwan Can Help!

In commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA@40), the cornerstone and legal basis of the U.S. - Taiwan enduring friendship, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US (TECRO) joined hands with eleven TECO offices across the U.S. to hold a special Taiwan Day on Sunday, April 7.

TECRO joined the U.S. National Park Service to help collect recyclables at the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival located at the Tidal Basin in Washington DC. Around 50 volunteers and their families rolled up their sleeves to make this internationally renowned festival pretty and clean!

Representative Stanley Kao stated that the Taiwan Relations Act, enacted on April 10th, 1979, has been providing a solid foundation and legal framework for the subsequent development in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. Thanks to the U.S. staunch commitment under the TRA, the two countries have enjoyed a robust partnership, which could not be better, closer or stronger in recent memory. Taiwan nowadays stands as a beacon of freedom in the Indo-Pacific. As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently reaffirmed Taiwan as a reliable partner, a democratic success story, and a force for good in the world. This force for good is not only in the international arena but also in the local community, simply as a way to say Thank You and Yes, Taiwan Can Help! ”