Taipei--Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (???) left for the United States on Saturday for a week-long visit.
Lai said earlier this week that he will visit New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles and give three speeches.
Lai will speak on "Believe in Taiwan, see the future," "Taiwan's path to reform," and "Taiwan's challenges and way out" to Taiwanese expatriates during his visit.
The Tainan City government said the mayor will also thank the expatriates for their support and donations during the Feb. 6, 2016 earthquake that hit the southern Taiwan city and left 117 people dead, most of them residents of an apartment complex toppled by the quake.
Lai is scheduled to return on June 24.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel