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...

US Congress approves US$330 million arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A US$330 million arms package for Taiwan gained U.S. congressional approval by passing a 30-day review process without meeting any opposition by midnight on Wednesday (Oct. 24)...

US-Taiwan military sales to become ‘more normal’: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver said that U.S.-Taiwan military sales are becoming a “more normal foreign...

Lockheed announces Taiwan order for F-16 sniper targeting pods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 26 Lockheed Martin announced that Taiwan has placed a delivery order with the company for 18 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). The ATPs will be an equipmen...

Taiwan Dep. Minister of National Defense to attend US Defense Industry Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite previous reports that Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) was looking forward to attending a U.S. Defense Industry Conference in Maryland ...

Minister of Nat. Defense expected to attend US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second U.S. Defense Industry Conference for 2018 has been scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in Annapolis, Maryland, and Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) ...

US-Taiwan Business Council announces a new Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council based in Arlington, Virginia made a press release on Sept. 5 announcing that a new Chairman of the Council has been appointed. Michael ...

Defense specialist AMS Group to open office in Taiwan by year-end

AMS Group Inc., which supplies innovative technologies and equipment with integrated logistics support services to global customers in the defense and security markets, is slated to open an office in ...

Defense Business Forum: US-Taiwan cooperation offers plenty of opportunity, but faces challenges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Taiwan - U.S. Defense Business Forum to ever be held in Taiwan brought together defense industry representatives from both countries in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on May ...