In remarks at the opening ceremony for the 2020 BIO Asia-Taiwan Conference and Exhibition on the morning of July 23, President Tsai Ing-wen emphasized that in our "5+2 industrial innovation program" the biomedical industry is one of our top priorities for development.
The Presidential Office held a press conference on the afternoon of November 21 following the 2020 APEC and Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM). Accompanied by Minister without Portfolio John C. C. Deng (é„§ćŚŻä¸), National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin (éľ”ćŽé‘«), National Security Council Deputy Secretary-General Hsu Szu-chien (ĺľć–Żĺ„‰), and Senior Official for APEC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of International Organization Director-General Bob L.J. Chen (é™łéľŤéŚ¦), Leader's Representative Morris Chang shared an overview of the APEC meetings, and the results achieved during the Ministerial Meetings and the AELM with the Taiwanese people, and then took questions from reporters.
The virtual 2020 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) was held on Friday November 20 from 8:00 PM to 10:50 PM (Taipei time), the first time since APEC's founding in 1989 that the meeting was conducted via videoconferencing. Leader's Representative Morris Chang, founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd (TSMC), attended the entire meeting and successfully accomplished the assigned tasks.
MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu said during the donation ceremony—also attended by Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan and ITA Director-General Gourangalal Das—that Taiwan is cooperating closely with India and other like-minded partners in strengthening the global response to the pandemic. This involves sharing related know-how and resources in a timely manner, he added.