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Skagit County, Washington represents a microcosm of present dynamics and trends in US-Asia relations, from trade and immigration to energy and defense cooperation. A Skagit County local offers his insights.
Representatives from the US and Taiwanese governments and American technology companies met in Taipei to sign a Statement of Intent to increase cybersecurity cooperation and boost the US-Taiwan trade relationship.
In October, a delegation from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs came to the US seeking foreign investment. The delegation secured $200 million dollars worth of investment agreements over the next three years with four major US high-tech companies.