For decades, Taiwan Business TOPICS has inspired the Taiwan government with its policy suggestions and insightful reports. As a faithful reader of this magazine, I congratulate TOPICS for having completed 50 successful years through the efforts of its team of editors, writers, and journalists.
2020 is a critical year. As the world is fighting together against the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-established world supply chain is undergoing restructuring, Taiwan has much to offer the world and will remain a reliable trading partner with the U.S. and the global economy. As we work to advance our strong and abiding relations with the United States, a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the U.S. can be mutually beneficial to the people of both countries. A BTA can also promote a better environment for American business investing in Taiwan. Best wishes for a most memorable 50th anniversary and for every success in the future.
— Dr. Jauhsieh Joseph Wu,
Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan (R.O.C.)