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 […]

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 […]

June 29, 2017 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on Congressional Notification for US Arms Sales to Taiwan

Press Release: June 29, 2017 U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, June 29, 2017) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of State to announce its approval of seven possible Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan, with a total value of US$1.363 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered […]

June 20, 2017 Press Releases

USTBC Welcomes Mei-Yue Ho to the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum

Press Release: The US-Taiwan Business Council Welcomes Mei-Yueh Ho, National Policy Advisor to the Taiwan President, to the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum (Arlington, Virginia, June 20, 2017) The US-Taiwan Business Council today thanks Mei-Yueh Ho, National Policy Advisor to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and the delegation of senior Taiwan business leaders for their participation in the […]

June 16, 2017 Taiwan: Terminology & Language Bias

Why is the Taiwan President called Leader or Ruler?

Articles sometimes refer to the President as just the “leader” or “ruler” of Taiwan, rather than using their correct title. This minimizes the President’s role, and essentially demotes them to a provincial leader or regional administrator instead of a head of state. Chinese journalists are expressly prohibited from using “President (or Vice President) of the […]