Hong Kong protests are clear proof that 'one country, two systems' won’t work in Taiwan: former AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reflecting on the massive protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director Richard Bush said the protests serve as cl...

U.S.-Taiwan NSC meet does not mean U.S. supports President Tsai: ex-AIT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The fact that Taiwan’s National Security Council (NSC) Secretary General David Lee (李大維) met United States’ National Security Adviser John Bolton last month do...

U.S. policies toward Taiwan are schizophrenic: ex-AIT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The policies of the United States’ Trump Administration toward Taiwan are schizophrenic, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Richard Bush told a seminar in Tai...

Former AIT chair doubts Foxconn chief's ability to lead Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 2, the former chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Richard Bush, was asked by reporters about which current candidate running for Taiwan the U.S. gov...

Why did Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen ask for US arms during Hawaii visit?

During a visit to the US Pacific island state of Hawaii on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a request to buy new US military equipment, including M-1 Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

The time is right for Taiwan's President Tsai to address the US Congress

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday, Richard C. Bush wrote an article for the Brookings Institution arguing against the suggestion that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be invited to a...

US does not support referendum on Taiwan independence: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Wednesday the United States does not support a referendum on Taiwan independence, which is considered to be in conflict with th...

Ex-AIT chair warns Formosa Alliance on danger of Taiwan Independence referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, the former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and a current analyst for the U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institution, offered some cautiona...

China will suffer consequences for attempts to isolate Taiwan: AIT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), James Moriarty, said the recent decision by the U.S. to withdraw diplomatic envoys from three Central American nati...

Taiwan wants to sign free trade deal with US: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) urged the United States to consider putting a possible Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan back on the agenda, during recorded video remarks ...

Panama President asks US to respect its decision to cut ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a statement made on Sunday Sept. 9, the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela asked the United States to respect the decision of his country’s government to reco...

US recall of Central American envoys intended to tilt scale in Taiwan’s favor: Richard Bush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Regarding the move by the U.S. last Friday to recall its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over their decisions to sever ties with Taiwan, former h...

Fmr AIT director foresees stable US-Taiwan relationship based on mutual 'assurances'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, a former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (1997-2002) recently penned an essay for the Global Taiwan institute on Aug. 22, which was also publish...

Former AIT Director William Stanton condemns China’s bullying of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director William Stanton expressed anger Friday about China’s bullying of Taiwan, warning that as Beijing’s power inc...