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The US Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Chris Feddersen
Since 1992, May has been Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, to recognize the contributions of the Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities to the nation.

Asia Matters for America Featured on BBC World News

by Alex Forster
BBC World News recently highlighted Asia Matters for America data to emphasize the importance of US-Asia ties.

Air Traffic and Tourism Increases Between the United States and Taiwan

by Jefferson Lee
United Airlines resumed its non-stop flight service between Taiwan’s capital, Taipei and its US West Coast hub, San Francisco at the end of March. The US Department of Commerce expects the number of Taiwanese tourists traveling to the United States will increase by 52% from 2014 to 2018.

35th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

by Damien Tomkins
The US Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) on March 13-14, 1979, a bill that was signed into law within a month by President Jimmy Carter on April 10.

Hawai‘i Congresswoman Hanabusa Discusses the Importance of the Asia-Pacific and the Role of Hawai‘i for Relations with the Region

by Alex Forster
The Diplomat recently conducted an extended interview with Hawai‘i congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. The wide-ranging discussion included topics such as the commitment of the US to the Asia-Pacific region, the ongoing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement,...

The Asia-Pacific is “Open for Business” Says Idaho’s Governor Otter

by Emily Coughlan
According to Idaho’s Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, the Asia-Pacific is crucial for the future economic security and prosperity of the United States, offering significant and plentiful opportunities for trade development, job creation, competitive pricing and profitable business...

Asians and Immigration

by Damien Tomkins and Grace Ruch
Asians comprised almost 35 percent of the total number of naturalized U.S. citizens and over 40 percent of new legal permanent residents in 2012, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.