2015 and prior

  • Celebrating the "Two Decades of Friendship" between the Santa Clara County and Hsinchu County, Taiwan by hosting a movie festival on January 24.

  • Promoting the 2014 Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit.
  • Approving, at a special Commission meeting, a donation of $2,000 to the victims of Typhoon Morakot. Commissioners presented the donation to the director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the diplomatic representative of the Republic of China.
  • Sponsoring and hosting a traditional Hakka Taiwanese Puppet Show and Talk, highlighting the arts and culture of the second-largest ethnic group in Hsinchu County and Taiwan. 
  • Sponsoring and hosting a successful special event featuring Ribbon Dancers from Taiwan.
  • Establishing a solid, mutually supportive relationship with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.
  • Conducting goodwill delegation visits, at Commissioners’ own expense, to Taiwan to share best practices and strengthen our Sister County relationship.
  • Presenting a painting entitled “The Light of Silicon Valley,” donated by Taiwanese-American artist Jenny Ching-Yu Wu, to Hsinchu County.
  • Launching a Hsinchu Sister-County Commission website.
  • Formalizing the Commission’s relationship with Sister Cities International, a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

In March 2007, the County of Santa Clara, California, USA / Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission delegation visited Hsinchu County and several other cities and counties in Taiwan. The delegation was led by the Sister County Commission Chair William Mayhood and included Director of the County Office of Public Affairs and Sister County Commissioners.

In August 2004, a delegation of officials from Hsinchu County, Taiwan were guests of the County of Santa Clara during a recent cultural visit to the United States. The delegation was led by County Magistrate Yung-Chin Cheng and included Director of the Hsinchu County Civil Affairs Department, Board Chairman of Hsinchu Girl Scouts, Manager of the Journalism Department of Hsinchu County, Chief Counselor, Counselor, and former Hsinchu County Council Member.  The Hsinchu Hakka Dance Group also performed at the Chinese Cultural Center.

View photographs of the 2007 and 2011 Delegation Visits.​

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