TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded China Airlines’ announcement that they will evaluate the launch of direct flights from Taoyuan, Taiwan to Ontario, California. After the announcement, Rep. Royce released the following statement:
“Since Taiwan was granted visa waiver status--something I championed--travel between our two countries has increased by 50 percent. The demand for these flights, not only for family and friends to visit one another but for business opportunities, is high. That is why I have been working to secure direct flights from Taoyuan to Ontario for some time.
“There is no question, Taiwanese entrepreneurs are contributing to jobs and economic growth in Southern California. Today’s announcement is welcome news, one that I hope will lead towards further increasing trade and investment opportunities for both the U.S. and Taiwan.”
Chairman Royce, currently in Taiwan, is leading his fifth delegation to Taiwan since becoming Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.