November 22, 2019 USTBC in the Press

Media Mention: Growing Pains in Taiwan’s Defense Sector

The article “Growing Pains in Taiwan’s Defense Sector” – written by by Tim Ferry for AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS magazine – quotes Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers. “The obligation that comes with the sale of military equipment can be shaped into supply chain access if the two parties observed feel that the accrued benefit works,” Rupert Hammond-Chambers, […]

October 31, 2019 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan Must be More Business-Friendly to Become Asia’s Silicon Valley

Editorial Taiwan Must be More Business-Friendly to Become Asia’s Silicon Valley: US-China trade war is already driving tech giants like Foxconn back to the island (Arlington, Virginia, October 31, 2019) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Nikkei Asian Review https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Taiwan-must-be-more-business-friendly-to-become-Asia-s-Silicon-Valley Taiwanese companies are going home. Technology giants like Foxconn, which formally trades as Hon Hai Precision […]

August 20, 2019 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on Proposed Sale of 66 F-16 Block 70 Fighter Jets to Taiwan

Press Release: Proposed Sale of 66 F-16 Block 70 Fighter Jets to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, August 20, 2019) The US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) today welcomed the announcement of a possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale of 66 F-16 Block 70 fighter jets to Taiwan for a total estimated value of US$8 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation […]

July 8, 2019 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on M1A2 Abrams MBT & Stinger Missile Arms Sales to Taiwan

Press Release: Proposed M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank and Stinger Missile Arms Sales to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, July 8, 2019) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of two possible Foreign Military Sales of M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks (MBT), Stinger Missiles, and related equipment and support to Taiwan for a total estimated value […]

April 15, 2019 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on Proposed Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan

Press Release: Proposed Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan of F-16 Pilot Training & Maintenance/Logistics Support (Arlington, Virginia, April 15, 2019) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale of F-16 Pilot Training and Maintenance/Logistics Support to Taiwan at an estimated cost of US$500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]

March 7, 2019 Press Releases

USTBC Supports Taiwan’s Request for Fighter Jets from the US

Press Release: Taiwan’s Request for New F-16 Viper Fighter Jets from the United States (Arlington, Virginia, March 7, 2019) According to a statement yesterday from the Ministry of National Defense (MND), Taiwan has made an official request to the United States for new-build fighter jets. While MND has not yet confirmed the quantity or type […]

January 24, 2019 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Countering Chinese Military Modernization

Editorial: Countering Chinese Military Modernization: A Path Forward for Taiwan and the United States (Arlington, Virginia, January 24, 2019) Editorial by Lotta Danielsson – Asia Dialogue https://theasiadialogue.com/2019/01/24/countering-chinese-military-modernization-a-path-forward-for-taiwan-and-the-united-states/ China has long undertaken a massive and sustained effort to modernize its military, and the Chinese determination to change the political and military landscape in the Asia Pacific […]

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 […]

September 25, 2018 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on Congressional Notification for U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Press Release: September 24, 2018 U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 2018) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of State to announce its approval of a possible Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) to Taiwan for an estimated value of US$330 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]