For 50 years, Taiwan Business TOPICS has consistently provided informative and insightful reporting on the Taiwan economy and U.S.- Taiwan relations. During that time, Taiwan has become both an economic powerhouse and a democratic success story. As AIT Director, I have personally relied on Taiwan Business TOPICS and the AmCham White Paper to help me understand and prioritize the most pressing issues facing Taiwan’s economy and the U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relationship. Taiwan already punches above its weight as our tenth largest trading partner, but there is more room to grow and more work to be done. I look forward to many more years of Taiwan Business TOPICS pointing the way forward. Congratulations on the first 50 years!
—W. Brent Christensen, Director, American Institute in Taiwan