Navigating Taiwan - New Zealand Relations, Covid, Economy and Beyond

Mr Bill Keh-Ming Chen

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 5:40 - 7:00pm

Wellington

Rutherford House, Mezzanine Room 3 (RHMZ03)

Mr Bill Keh-Ming Chen has been serving as the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand since March 2018.

Prior to his posting to New Zealand he was the Director-General at the Department of Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 2017 to March 2018. He was also the Senior Negotiator at the Office of Trade Negotiations, within the Executive Yuan (the Cabinet) from September 2016 to February 2017, and Deputy Chief Negotiator, Office of Trade Negotiations, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs from September 2015 to September 2016. Other roles have included postings abroad to the United States and Canada, including as Deputy Representative/Director of Public Affairs, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (April 2009-August 2015).

He graduated with a BA in Business Administration at the National Taiwan University, and undertook an Intensive English Language Program at Leeds University in the United Kingdom.

In his presentation to the Wellington Branch, Mr Chen will provide an overview of Taiwan today, the relationship with New Zealand, and Taiwan’s regional role and global participation.

Contact the Wellington branch

KARIM DICKIE, CHAIR

karim@dickie.org.nz

Mr Bill Keh-Ming Chen has been serving as the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand since March 2018.

Prior to his posting to New Zealand he was the Director-General at the Department of Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 2017 to March 2018. He was also the Senior Negotiator at the Office of Trade Negotiations, within the Executive Yuan (the Cabinet) from September 2016 to February 2017, and Deputy Chief Negotiator, Office of Trade Negotiations, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs from September 2015 to September 2016. Other roles have included postings abroad to the United States and Canada, including as Deputy Representative/Director of Public Affairs, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (April 2009-August 2015).

He graduated with a BA in Business Administration at the National Taiwan University, and undertook an Intensive English Language Program at Leeds University in the United Kingdom.

In his presentation to the Wellington Branch, Mr Chen will provide an overview of Taiwan today, the relationship with New Zealand, and Taiwan’s regional role and global participation.

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