Local & Regional
Thu August 19, 2010
Oklahoma Taiwan Relations
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry is meeting with a Taiwanese provincial governor to celebrate a 30-year sister-state relationship with Oklahoma.
A ceremony is set for Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol with Henry and Taiwan Province Gov. Jung-Tzer (JUN'-zer) Lin.
Oklahoma's sister-state relationship with Taiwan Province was established in 1980.
Henry and Lin will sign a reaffirmation agreement, and a reception will follow at the Oklahoma History Center with Native American dancers and Taiwanese musicians.
Oklahoma City and Tulsa also have established sister-city relationships with three Taiwanese cities.
According to the governor's office, Oklahoma's 2009 exports to Taiwan totaled $16.3 million.