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Sister cities foster unique and lasting bonds between communities large and small in the U.S. and Taiwan.  Since the first sister city relationship was formed between Houston and Taipei in 1961, almost 150 sister city relationships have been established between our two countries.  To learn more explore the collection of media materials below and visit the Sister Cities section.

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Mr. Tomas Regalado, Mayor of Miami, Florida, U.S.A (Sister city to Kaohsiung), visiting Bao-An Temple on May 29, 2011 Mayor Chen Chu of Kaohsiung meeting Mr. Tomas Regalado, Mayor of Miami, Florida on February 17, 2012
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Electric Techno Neon Gods performing in sister city memorandum
signing ceremony between Ms. Shyh-Fang Liu, Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung City and Mr. Peter Carlisle, Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 2012
Mr. Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. (Sister city to Kaohsiung City), receiving tokens from Mayor Chu Chen on July 11, 2012
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Mr. Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. (Sister city to New Taipei City), Mayor Eric Liluan Chu and the chorus team from Lilin Elementary School at the Cincinnati City Hall on July 13, 2012


Cities and towns across the U.S. have formed sister city alliances with their counterparts in Taiwan, building a network of local political, economic, cultural, and educational bonds that strengthen and enrich the overall U.S.-Taiwan relationship.

Quick Facts

  • The U.S and Taiwan have 148 sister city alliances
  • The first sister city alliance was established between Houston, TX and Taipei
  • California has 34 sister city relationships with Taiwan, the most of any state in the U.S