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U.S.-Taiwan Business Council urges Biden administration to abandon strategic ambiguity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration must be clear in its Taiwan defense commitments, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers said on Tuesday (June 21). Cham...

Defense ministry says US arms purchases based on current enemy threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weapons sales are based on enemy threats and joint combat planning, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Wednesday (May 18). Responding to a letter from the U...

US-Taiwan Business Council warns of dangers of new Biden administration's arms policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) on Monday (May 16) warned that the Biden Administration’s new arms sale policy for Taiwan ignores the country’s defens...

U.S. business groups criticize Biden's Taiwan arms sales policy

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. business groups on Tuesday criticized the Biden administration's Taiwan arms sales policy, arguing in a public letter that it was too restrictive and failed to ...

US lawmakers ask Taiwan envoy for assistance in auto chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the global chip shortage, several American lawmakers have approached Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), for assistance. As the car ind...

Biden to adopt policy of 'doing no harm' to Taiwan: Bonnie Glaser

The Joe Biden administration will pursue a policy of "doing no harm" to Taiwan, and be less inclined than its predecessor to use Taiwan as a "cudgel" against China, the American Ch...

US says Taiwan’s defense budget spending ‘insufficient’ against Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — David Helvey, the acting U.S. assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, said Tuesday (Oct. 6) that Taiwan's recent military budget increase is ...

US-Taiwan defense industry forum to open virtually due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense officials and related industry representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan will be meeting virtually at an annual conference on Monday (Oct. 5) in view of the ongoing...

AmCham Taipei, US-Taiwan Business Council form coalition to boost BTA efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei and the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) have formed a coalition to promote efforts toward signing a Bilateral Trad...

US-Taiwan Business Council urges Washington to sign BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lotta Danielsson, vice president of the non-profit U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, is urging Washington to sign a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taipei after Taiwan an...

KMT, Han campaign join US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Oct. 6) in Ellicott, Maryland, defense industry representatives and military officials from the U.S. and Taiwan convened for the annual U.S.-Taiwan Defense Indu...

Former US senior diplomat calls for US-Taiwan-Japan security cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior U.S. diplomat on Friday (Oct. 3) called for tripartite security cooperation between the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan in response to the growing threat of China’s...

Taiwan friend Matt Pottinger to serve as US deputy national security adviser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Matt Pottinger, a former Marine and China-based journalist, will be appointed deputy to the new U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, reports said Saturday ...

US demonstrates strong Taiwan support with US$2.2 billion arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A proposed US$2 billion (NT$68.6 billion) arms sale to Taiwan is being viewed as a strong demonstration of support to the island nation and likely to exacerbate deteriorating U...

Taiwan defense strategy built on dual-development system: official

Taiwan's national defense will be built on a dual-development system that focuses on both indigenous system development and foreign arms sales, Vice Minister of Defense Chang Guan-chung (張冠群) said...