Senator Wyden Visits Taiwan for Regional Security Trip

August 8, 2014

Senator Ron Wyden (R-Oregon) visited Taiwan August 6-8 on a Asia regional security trip.  He met with senior Taiwanese leaders, including president Ma, during his time in Taipei.  Highlighting Senator Wyden's support of Taiwan throughout the years, President Ma lauded the Senator's record of speaking up for democracy and freedom, and also thanked the Senator for his years of support for the Taiwan Relations Act, U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, and also Taiwan's international participation.

The President also noted of the closer U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment ties in recent years, including the great state of Oregon.  In 2013 Taiwan was Oregon's 7th largest export market worldwide, and the 5th largest export market in Asia.  Many Taiwanese companies, including TSMC and Foxconn also have investments in high tech manufacturing in the Portland metropolitan area.

Senator Wyden is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxationmember of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The Senator is a member of the U.S. Senate Taiwan Caucus.