ROC representative office in Kansas City relocates to Denver
Taiwan’s representative office in Kansas City, Missouri has recently been relocated to Denver, Colorado and the new office officially began operations on April 27, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced.
In a released statement, MOFA said the new Denver office, like its predecessor, is responsible for offering services to overseas Taiwanese in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
The office, officially named the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver, is located at 1600 Broadway Blvd., Suite 1740, Denver, CO80202, U.S.A.
The contact number for the office is +1-720-587-2949 and fax +1-720-587-2958. Its email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, MOFA said.
MOFA spokeswoman Anna Kao ( ) previously told The China Post that the decision to relocate the office was based on there being fewer foreign consulates left in Kansas City as most countries have already decided to relocate their representative offices to Denver, which is becoming a much bigger city than Kansas City.
Currently more than 2.5 million people live in the Greater Denver area, 600,000 of them in Denver City, compared with 450,000 in Kansas City, Kao said.
The office was previously put under the media spotlight after its former representative, Jacqueline Liu ( ), was arrested on Nov. 10, 2011 by FBI agents for violations of U.S. federal law for hiring and mistreating two Filipino housekeepers.
The diplomat was later deported back to Taiwan as MOFA announced Liu’s suspension following her homecoming after an internal investigation found that the diplomat had been negligent in her duties and had damaged Taiwan’s image. She retired from the diplomatic service last July.