AsiaTrend would like to recognize and wish farewell to our long standing supporter and friend David K.C Chien who served as the Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami for the past three years and is now stepping down from his position this month in order to serve as Taiwan’s ambassador to Belize.
The Central Florida Taiwanese community hosted a farewell party for Chien in February celebrating the completion of his term and contributions to the community. Despite his busy schedule during his terms, he always made time to support the Asian American community in Central Florida, joining us twice for the Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival and twice for the
Asian Cultural Expo Grand Opening Ceremony. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Director Chien delivered over a hundred cases of the Taiwan-made surgical mask to different cities in Florida. In his many visitations from Miami to Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne and Tallahassee he left a lasting impression as a principled community leader who is passionate about supporting the collective progress of the Taiwanese American community as well as Asian Americans in general.
The Director-General’s community involvement predates his service at TECO in Miami in 2018 as Chien held two other U.S. assignments, in San Francisco in 2000 and in New York in 2009. We know he will continue to use his leadership and voice to advocate for positive change. We at AsiaTrend congratulate him on his Ambassadorship and wish him prosperity and success.