Some 38 years ago, 28 February 1979, the United States Embassy in Taipei closed it's doors. The embassy old buildings are long gone.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) then opened it's doors to act as the U.S. Representative Agency (Embassy) and assumed all responsibilities associated with the former embassy. I'm sure the State Department would say this wasn't exactly so, but judge for yourself.
Today's Taipei English Language Newspapers....
U.S.Marines will once again stand guard at our NEW, can I say, Embassy? Before you leave this story, be sure to read my story about the Taipei U.S. Embassy Guards, old photographs and other interesting tidbits. At the bottom of this story.