October 17, 2018 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s Energy Environment

Editorial: Taiwan’s Energy Environment: Sunshine and Fair Winds Ahead? (Arlington, Virginia, October 17, 2018) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Global Taiwan Brief Reliable access to cost-effective energy has long been a concern in Taiwan, not only for the Taiwan government and populace, but also for the businesses operating there—particularly given the island’s dearth of indigenous […]

July 11, 2018 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Opportunities and Challenges in US-Taiwan Defense Industry Cooperation

Editorial: Opportunities and Challenges in US-Taiwan Defense Industry Cooperation (Arlington, Virginia, July 11, 2018) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Global Taiwan Brief Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and her government have identified the domestic Taiwan defense and aerospace industries as key areas for future growth. These sectors are targeted for development as part of the “five […]

July 24, 2017 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Potential U.S. Business Opportunities under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

Editorial: Potential U.S. Business Opportunities under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (Arlington, Virginia, July 24, 2017) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Global Taiwan Brief Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen approved the policy guidelines for her New Southbound Policy Promotion Plan in August 2016 as a key component of an extensive and comprehensive strategy to diversify and stimulate […]

February 1, 2017 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: A U.S. View of Taiwan’s “Asian Silicon Valley” Initiative

Editorial: A U.S. View of Taiwan’s “Asian Silicon Valley” Initiative (Arlington, Virginia, February 1, 2017) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Global Taiwan Brief On September 8, 2016 Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (EY) formally approved the government plan to establish an “Asian Silicon Valley” (AVS) in northern Taiwan. The ambitious AVS initiative, with a planned implementation period […]

December 4, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: America’s Dangerous Drift on Taiwan

Editorial: America’s Dangerous Drift on Taiwan: Trump seems to understand that U.S. neglect of Taiwan has emboldened China (Arlington, Virginia, December 4, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal President-elect Trump’s phone conversation Friday with Taiwan’s democratically elected leader is the kind of engagement that any new U.S. president should undertake as […]

September 15, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead

Editorial: Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead: After an unremarkable first 100 days, it’s time to get results on economic reform, international trade and relations with China (Arlington, Virginia, September 15, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen recently completed her 100th day in office, and many […]

May 15, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President: Tsai Ing-wen can’t count on U.S. support when it comes to standing up to Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, May 15, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal When Tsai Ing-wen takes office as Taiwan’s new president on Friday, it will represent another great moment in […]

January 25, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S.

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S. (Arlington, Virginia, January 25, 2016) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won an impressive victory in the Taiwan presidential election on Saturday, a victory enhanced by a new DPP majority in the Taiwan legislature. The resounding win gives the […]

October 19, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing: An intraparty putsch shows the limits of detente with Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, October 19, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal In an emergency congress convened on Saturday, Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, or KMT) ousted Hung Hsiu-chu from its presidential ticket and […]

October 1, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, October 1, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill President Xi Jinping of China visited Washington, D.C. last week, and for the first time in a number of years he is worried about Taiwan. On January 16, 2016 Taiwan will hold a general […]