A farewell reception will be held Friday connected to the closing of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City.
The office at 31st and Broadway, which handles consular, passport, visa and documentation services between the Republic of China on Taiwan and six Midwest states, will close April 17 and reopen April 27 in Denver.
The office’s top executive, Director General Jack J.C. Yang, and other officials are hosting the farewell event for invited guests instead of the office’s annual cultural exchange reception that each year has drawn hundreds of Chinese and American guests.
Yang said the Kansas City office, opened in 1985, is relocating under instruction by the government of Taiwan. He will head the Denver office as well, serving Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and North Dakota.