Taiwan Communique emblemTaiwan Communiqué no. 133, September / October 2011

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  • The US F-16 sale to Taiwan
    • A/B upgrade moves ahead but C/D in limbo
    • A lose-lose fighter decision by Gerrit van der Wees

  • Tsai Ing-wen comes to Washington
    • Welcomed by Congress and the Administration
    • Opinion polls show tight race
    • The Financial Times episode
    • A betrayal of mutual trust, by Ambassador Nat Bellocchi

  • Former President Lee Teng-hui indicted
    • Timing suspicious at best
    • International scholars write again

  • Report from Washington
    • House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Why Taiwan Matters
    • Taiwan Airpower Modernization Act in Congress
    • Taiwan Policy Act introduced in the House
    • House members introduce Taiwan-into-the-UN resolution

  • Book Review
    • Leaving Taiwan, the Dutch VOC and the rest of the story
      • The Formosan Encounter, by Leonard Blussť
      • A Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch East India Company, by Jos Gommans and Rob van Diessen
      reviewed by Prof. Jerome Keating

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