It is not easy for anything to continue for 50 years, especially a magazine. TOPICS is valuable not only to AmCham members, but to outside readers as well, because it provides a very special angle to look into the Taiwan economy. The views of TOPICS are neither American nor Taiwanese, but they are always objective and insightful as they are deeply rooted in good knowledge of the local economy. Many of these views have been constructive to the policy debate and formation in Taiwan.
— Chen Tain-jy, Professor Emeritus of Economics at National Taiwan University and former Minister of the National Development Council.