• Trade, Investment Policies Need Work: Top US Trade Official (2014-09-19)
    (Taipei Times) The US is worried about Taiwan’s treatment of pork imports containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, despite Taiwan’s recent progress in seeking trade liberalization, a top US trade official said. 
  • Washington Says Bush's Taiwan Remarks His Own (2014-09-18)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US Department of State joined a controversy surrounding remarks made by former American Institute in Taiwan chairman Richard Bush about Taiwan’s presidential elections. 
  • Bush Claims Remarks ‘Over-Interpreted’ (2014-09-17)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) A US Department of State spokesperson said she had not seen Richard Bush’s comments, but that the US did not take a position on another nation’s leader. 
  • Former Director's Views on Maritime Claims His Own: AIT (2014-09-17)
    (Taipei Times) The suggestion by a former AIT director that Taiwan should abandon its current approach to making territorial claims in the South China Sea were his own views, the AIT said.  
  • US Won't Intervene in 2016 Election: AIT (2014-09-16)
    (China Post) The United States government will not intervene in Taiwan's elections, an AIT spokesman said in an attempt to refute former AIT official Richard Bush's earlier statement that Washington could do so in the 2016 presidential election. 
  • Vietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China Sea (2014-09-15)
    (Wall Street Journal, By Vu Trong Khanh and Nguyen Anh Thu) Vietnam and India agreed to expand cooperation in oil and gas exploration and production in contested waters of the South China Sea, despite previous objections from China.  
  • China Creates New ‘Asia for Asians’ Security Forum (2014-09-15)
    (The Diplomat, By Ankit Panda) By inviting the Japanese and North and South Korean defense chiefs, Beijing hopes to create its own Shangri-La Dialogue. 
  • US Arms Sales Likely Next Year, but No Subs, Jets (2014-09-14)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) There may be a new round of US arms sales to Taiwan next year, it was predicted at a Washington conference on cross-strait relations. 
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  • Submarine Sales to Taiwan ‘Improbable’: US Council (2014-09-17)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US Council on Foreign Relations commentary said any sale of subs to Taiwan would be too costly and that they are not an effective defensive capability. 
  • US May Try to Sway Vote: Ex-AIT Head (2014-09-14)
    (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Former American Institute in Taiwan chairman Richard Bush said that the US was likely to try to “influence” Taiwan’s 2016 presidential elections. 
  • Academics Slam US Expert's Maritime Ideas (2014-09-14)
    (Taipei Times) US analysts called on Taiwan to base its territorial claims in the South China Sea on international law and emphasized the nation’s likely role as a “balancer” in the US’ “pivot” toward Asia. 
  • Malaysia Risks Enraging China by Inviting U.S. Spy Flights (2014-09-14)
    (New York Times, By Jane Perlez) Malaysia’s reported invitation to the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea seems likely to intensify China’s anger at American surveillance of the strategic waterway and its disputed islands, analysts say. 
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      • TSR Interview with Douglas Paal (2014-09-09)
        (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former director of the American Institute in Taiwan, about the current state of the East China Sea Peace Initiative, Taiwan's place in the United States' Asia strategy, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.  
      • TSR Interview with Alan Romberg (2014-07-30)
        (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center, about the independence clause issue, the recent National Conference on Economic and Trade Affairs, and more in this TSR exclusive interview
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