About TECO

Welcome to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago (TECO in Chicago) global website. You can find useful information about the consular services, news about Taiwan, economics/trade and cultural information. We will update our website regularly in order to provide the best service for you.

TECO in Chicago used to be “Consulate General of Republic of China in Chicago,” and it was established in 1930. However, the name was changed to Coordination Council for North American Affairs in Chicago in 1979 after the formal diplomatic relations between Republic of China and the United States of America broke off. TECO in Chicago was officially named in 1994.

TECO in Chicago’s jurisdiction include seven states in the Midwest which are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, The geographical size of the seven states is approximately 378,400 square miles, and is 10.5% of the whole landmass of the United States. The population of the seven states is over 50 million, and is about 17.34% of the United States population.

There are multiple divisions providing services in TECO in Chicago which include the Consular division, Education division, Economic division, Press division, and the Cultural Center of TECO.

The current Director General of TECO in Chicago is Calvin Ho.