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January 29, 2022 Press Releases

USTBC Chairman Mike Splinter Meets Virtually with Taiwan Vice President William Lai

On January 29, 2022, US-Taiwan Business Council Chairman Mike Splinter and President Rupert Hammond-Chambers met virtually with Taiwan Vice President William Lai Ching-te as he transited through San Francisco. Vice President Lai was traveling home from Honduras, where he had attended the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro as a special envoy for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

January 1, 2022 Taiwan: Terminology & Language Bias

What Does Using the Term *Mainland China* Imply for Taiwan?

The term “Mainland China” tacitly implies that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. Analysts and journalists frequently use the term “mainland” to refer to the PRC. The term appears in most writings about Taiwan, China, and cross-Strait relations. A search yields the following definition: Mainland: A large continuous extent of land that includes the greater […]

January 1, 2022 Taiwan: Useful Facts & Resources

What Are Some Good Information Sources on Taiwan?

The United States and Taiwan enjoy a robust unofficial relationship. Maintaining strong relations with Taiwan is a major U.S. goal, in line with the U.S. desire to further peace and stability in Asia. The relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan is governed by the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8), which was signed into effect […]

January 1, 2022 Taiwan: Major Misconceptions

The Taiwan Strait is International Waters

The U.S. considers the Taiwan Strait to be international waters, not Chinese territory. The island of Taiwan is located approximately 100 miles off the east coast of China, across a body of water called the Taiwan Strait.* The Taiwan Strait is part of the South China Sea, and China has sometimes claimed the area as […]

January 1, 2022 Taiwan: Useful Facts & Resources

How to Locate Taiwan Trade Data?

Both the United States and Taiwan maintain detailed trade data, showing our substantive economic ties. Taiwan is a top trading partner for the U.S., while the U.S. ranks among Taiwan’s top three trading partners. In the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau maintains updated statistics on U.S. trade in goods by country. Their trade data […]