The US state of New Jersey recently celebrated 28years of a sister-state relationship with Taiwan. The New Jersey General Assembly also passed a resolution to support Taiwan's participation in UN-related organizations.
The resolution includes support for Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Assembly, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Interpol.
The resolution emphasized the important role that Taiwanese companies play in the economy and jobs in New Jersey. These companies include EVA Airways, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp and Aaeon. Moreover, Taiwan's GD Development Corporation has helped the development of green energy in the Garden State. The company built a solar power station there last year.
Taiwan is currently New Jersey's 16th largest export market with bilateral trade volume of US$2 billion. The state hosts over 200 Taiwanese companies and many Chinese-language learning schools. It has the second highest population of Taiwanese expats on the east coast after New York.
Source: Radio Taiwan International