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“台灣關係法40週年 美學者︰強化台灣防衛與經濟,” [The TRA’s 40th Anniversary; US Scholars: Strengthen Taiwan’s Defense and Economy,] Liberty Times, 3 January 2019. The TRA is not about only US obligations to support Taiwan’s self-defense. The TRA inherently involves mutual obligations for security. Taiwan also is obligated to ensure its sufficient self-defense. This is a critical time for Taiwan to shift to asymmetric warfare, because China is changing the status quo no matter which is the ruling party in Taiwan. China’s objective has not and will not change: to eliminate the Republic of China (ROC) and Taiwan’s democratic way of life. … Stronger US support in the Congress, Trump Administration, and INDOPACOM offers Taiwan a rare window of opportunity.
“華府人士：中國在台海「圈地」 川普要倒推回去,” Liberty Times, 9 July 2018.
“美國務院：對台售商執照依台灣關係法與台灣防禦需求決定 [US State Department: Marketing Licenses for Taiwan Decided According to the TRA and Taiwan’s Defense Needs],” Liberty Times, 10 April 2018.
“美议员呼吁：终结边缘化台湾 [US Representative Urges: End the Marginalization of Taiwan],” Voice of America (VOA), 29 March 2018. The Taiwan Travel Act expresses the sense of Congress to encourage visits between officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels. It is an important political and bipartisan statement about policy from both the Congress and the President. On March 16, 2018, the President signed the act into law, without qualifying comment. Members of Congress and officials in the Executive Branch do not need the law to travel to Taiwan. There are self-imposed restrictions on high-level contact, particularly by the State Department. Even Cabinet-rank officials may visit Taiwan long before this act, but it has been a policy decision whether to do so. With or without the Taiwan Travel Act, one significant change in the Guidelines on Relations with Taiwan would be to allow the Defense Department to determine on its own (without needing the State Department’s written approval) whether to send flag or general officers and senior defense officials to travel to Taiwan. This is a key issue.
“Minehunters and Taiwan’s Mine Warfare Strategies,” Global Taiwan Brief, 21 February 2018.
“LINKZ: All the News That’s Fit to Pimp,” View from Taiwan, 20 December 2017.
“Taiwan Needs to Urgently Upgrade Deterrence and Defense,” article reprinted in former Representative Lester Wolff’s website on the TRA, 13 December 2017.
“President of Taiwan Makes Her First Visit to Hawaii,” Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 29 October 2017. “Tsai’s visit to the USS Arizona Memorial harks back to the days when the Republic of China allied with the U.S. during World War II.” “It’s wholly appropriate and it’s completely in line with American values and those of freedom-loving people around the world.” “Still, there are always going to be some people, particularly China’s government, that might be upset.” Kan said there have been news reports that China has protested Tsai’s visit to Hawaii, but said she doesn’t see any consequences ahead. “They protest a lot of things that we do,” she said.
“Catching Up Comments and Links…,” View from Taiwan, 28 October 2017.
“Taiwan’s President to Stop in Isles,” Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 27 October 2017. The last visit to Honolulu by a Taiwanese president was in 2014 by Ma Ying-jeou, said Shirley Kan. Tsai Ing-wen is coming through Hawaii this weekend on a trip that also includes the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands, and Guam, said Kan. Tsai’s visit, even though a “transit,” is still fraught with diplomatic sensitivities. Kan said even paying respects at the Arizona Memorial would be viewed through the lens of “should she do anything in public?” However, “Members of Congress have been free to meet with the president of Taiwan and have done so many times.” James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, is expected to meet with Tsai, Kan said. Kan said, Tsai will be at an “important site that serves as a connector” to Republic of China founding father Sun Yat-sen.
“President Tsai Ing-wen Meets with Delegation to Conference on a ‘New Framework for the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship’,” Office of the President, Taipei, 18 August 2017.
“Two on the Arms Sales,” View from Taiwan (blog), 7 July 2017.
“Econ Round Up,” View from Taiwan (blog), 14 May 2017.
“The TRA at 38: What Would Reagan Do?” article reprinted in Former Representative Lester Wolff’s website on the TRA, 26 April 2017.
“What will Trump do? + Links,” View from Taiwan (blog), 14 January 2017.
“美國學者簡淑賢：美應恢復明確可信的對台軍售過程 [American Scholar Shirley Kan: the U.S. Should Restore a Clear, Credible Arms Sales Process for Taiwan],” United Daily News, 5 January 2017
“Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995-1996: Lessons Learned for Policy,” analysis reprinted in Former Representative Lester Wolff’s website on the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), 4 January 2017
“What is the U.S. ‘one China’ Policy?”, National Interest, 28 December 2016
“长期暗流终转明？一中政策是否有变引关注,” [whether the “one China” policy has changed attracts attention], Voice of America (VOA), 20 December 2016. The U.S. always has its own “one China” policy, which is different from China’s “one China” principle. Trump indicated that the U.S. is not bound by China’s definition of the U.S. “one China” policy.
“A Partnership That Can Stop China in the South China Sea,” National Interest, 30 October 2016
“美若檢討對台政策 學者指需改善軍售 [If U.S. Reviews Policy on Taiwan, Scholar Points to Need to Improve Arms Sales],” Central News Agency (CNA), 27 October 2016
“Articles of Business Overflowing,” View from Taiwan (blog), 18 September 2016
“Is Taiwan Investing Enough In Its Security,” analysis reprinted in Former Representative Lester Wolff’s website on the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), 14 September 2016
“US-based Global Taiwan Institute to Open Soon: Sources,” Taipei Times, 30 August 2016.
“參與ICAO面對「中國主導的殘酷現實」，國際參與應否兩岸協商引辯論,” [on Debate About How Taiwan Tries to Join Meeting at ICAO], Storm Media, 16 August 2016
“Clause Celebre: Taiwan Leader Must Convince China She’s No ‘Splittist’,” Reuters, 6 May 2016
“Rescind China’s Invitation to Join RIMPAC,” reprinted in late Rep. Mark Takai’s website at U.S. House, 15 April 2016
“There’s a Huge Reason U.S. Voters Should Care About Taiwan’s First Female President,” GlobalPost, 16 January 2016
“Taiwan Arms Deal Enough to Give China Bloody Nose, But No More,” Reuters, 18 December 2015
“馬習團 Round Up,” View From Taiwan (blog), 4 November 2015
“US Analyst Urges Obama to Sell Arms to Taiwan,” Taipei Times, 10 July 2015.
“Zivotofsky v. Kerry,” Supreme Court, 8 June 2015
“The U.S. Position on the ‘1992 Consensus’: Why It Matters,” The Diplomat, 19 May 2015
“Taipei Must Reset Diplomacy: Ex-Official,” Taipei Times, 22 March 2015.
“U.S. Policy and International Law: Taiwan’s Friend,” The Diplomat, 17 July 2014
“Links and Kudos to Shirley Kan,” View from Taiwan (blog), 20 December 2013
“Costs Skyrocket for Taiwan’s Early Warning Radar,” Defense News, 9 December 2012
“Report: Arms to Taiwan Help U.S. Economy,” Defense News, 18 April 2011
“China’s Defense White Paper,” CRS memo for Rep. Randy Forbes, U.S. House of Representatives, 5 April 2011
“China’s Military and Security Developments,” CRS Memo for Rep. Randy Forbes, U.S. House of Representatives, 20 January 2011
“Daily Links,” View from Taiwan (blog), 22 February 2010
“Brief of Amicus Curiae in Kiyemba v. Obama,” Supreme Court, 11 December 2009
“Different Agendas Drive Western Pacific Budgets,” Defense News, 24 September 2007
“CRS Specialist on U.S.-Taiwan Relations,” View from Taiwan (blog), 8 March 2007
“Legislative Inaction Saps Taiwan’s Military,” Defense News, 30 October 2006
“China Speeds ICBM Plans,” Defense News, 10 July 2006