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 […]

September 5, 2018 Press Releases

USTBC Announces Michael R. Splinter Accepts Post as Chairman of Council Board

Press Release: Mike Splinter to Succeed Paul Wolfowitz as Chairman of the US-Taiwan Business Council (Arlington, Virginia, September 5, 2018) The US-Taiwan Business Council is pleased to announce that Michael R. Splinter has accepted the post of Chairman of the Board of the US-Taiwan Business Council. Mr. Splinter replaces Paul Wolfowitz, who had served in […]

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 […]

December 20, 2017 Taiwan: Terminology & Language Bias

Will Taiwan Reunify with China?

Should Taiwan and China join together in the future, they would unify. By definition, they can never reunify. The term reunify is problematic, because it falsely implies that Taiwan and China were once a single entity that then split. This is incorrect. The Republic of China (Taiwan) has never been a part of the People’s […]

November 23, 2017 Taiwan: Terminology & Language Bias

Why Do Articles About Taiwan Use So Many Scare Quotes?

Scare quotes — aka sneer quotes or quibble marks — are quotation marks surrounding words of phrases to indicate non-standard word usage. Writers use the marks to signpost irony, doubt, skepticism, or disagreement. They allow writers to express distance between the word or phrase and the author of the text. Chinese media use scare quotes […]