Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla Headed Back from Trip to Her Birthplace of Taiwan

March 30, 2013 10:00 am · 18 comments

A delegation of the California State Assembly visited Taiwan to promote bilateral exchanges in trade and culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan announced.

During its March 23-29 trip, the delegation was scheduled to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and call on officials at the ministries of foreign and economic affairs. They also visited the Taipei city government and the Tainan city government, the Foreign Ministry said.

The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties in trade and culture,” said Bruce Linghu, director-general of the ministry’s Department of North American Affairs.

Issues that were discussed included topics in the areas of agriculture and electronic products, he said, adding that California has close trade relations with Taiwan.

The nine-member delegation from across party lines includes Connie Conway, leader of the California State Assembly Republican Caucus, and Susan Bonilla of the Democratic Party, who was born in Taiwan and stayed here in her childhood, Linghu added.

Taiwan is California’s sixth-largest trading partner and a major importer of Californian agricultural products, according to the ministry.

Taipei has sister city ties with the Californian cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, while Tainan is a sister city of San Jose.

Anon March 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Well if she isn’t a natural born US citizen at least we can be pleased to know she can’t be president.

GoodGrief March 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Too bad. She should have stayed there.

Craig Cannon March 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Are we paying for her to go visit home? This State is broke, we are cutting programs, raising Taxes, even our State Parks are threatened. Still we and I assume “”We”, send a Delegation Overseas, for a Vacation Like Jaunt, that probably will not affect much of anything. Government Waste. They just don’t get it. And we let it. I hope one of these Political Watchdog groups grabs this. Come on Bonilla. Think about your State, your Constitutes, not yourself. Where does it stop?

The Dude March 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Anything to avoid solving the State’s real problems…

Mad Mom March 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

You people have no idea how hard and how much time she puts into her job. I have worked with her on occasion and I really admire her. She has passion about her community and takes action in every way she can. Not just from behind the computer screen being all anon and smug. Grrrr

@Mad Mom March 30, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Hummm Mad Mom,
Speaking of being all anon, I see YOU didn’t use your own name. Rolls eyes

bj March 30, 2013 at 4:03 PM

” takes action in every way she can”. Therein lies the problem.

Bubba March 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Damn career politicians! It’s always more fun to SPEND OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY!

J. March 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Susan went on the dime of a private sponsoring group.

Gator March 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I guess all I’d like to know is if we can get some “measurable results” of a trip like that … I didnt think so ..

Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM

@ J-
So, who is Susan beholden to – the public she is supposed to represent or the “private sponsoring group?”

Mary March 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

O Please please don’t tell me that this politician is or was an Anchor Baby? Now they are running our government – great! Just great! O well anyway we got an alien in the White Hut

J. March 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM

The March 23-29 trip is funded by the government of Taiwan’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Dear Mad Mom March 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Maybe you can answer the question someone asked- Who is paying for this? In the past the Taiwanese government has paid for everything, to subtlely buy politicians.

Since you are such a good buddy maybe you can tell us why she voted not to deport illegals convicted of drunk driving.

Vindex March 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

At least it wasn’t Maui this time. When does she do her day job with all this fun traveling?

Anonymous March 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Zoom around the world Susan ! She might drop by the Concotd area from time to time to check on her subjects

The watcher March 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Hope she stays there.

Phillip March 31, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Hey Mad Mom……

I have a good idea as to how she DOESN’T work – her staff claiming to be her (in e-mails) ……. until I caught her at it… and yes, I have the e-mails.

So give us specifics – and something beyond introducing BS legislation that doesn’t accomplsih sh!t….

Or just back to drinking your kool-aid….

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