US Taiwan Watch is committed to deepening the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, lowering the entry barrier to citizen diplomacy, and bolstering citizen diplomacy by reducing information asymmetry and enhancing public understanding of U.S.-Taiwan affairs and international trends. In 2022, US Taiwan Watch will continue its efforts in bridging the gap between Taiwan and the U.S. With the advantage of being physically located in the United States, our team will produce and broadcast more audio-visual content in the U.S. We hope doing so will connect Taiwanese and American societies and provide our Taiwanese audience with a more comprehensive understanding of U.S. society, culture, and diplomacy.
We use Instagram for community outreach and connecting with our younger audience members. We hope to build a greater connection with our audience by having weekly livestreams and short reels. This allows us to interact with our audience in a creative manner and provide them with digestable content.
Twitter is our primary English language platform directed to our English-speaking audience. Beyond providing latest policy analyses and opinions, we also share Taiwanese news, culture, and experience with our English-speaking audiences interested in learning about Taiwan and its predicament in the global community. We also hope that Twitter can serve as a platform for our Taiwanese audience to exchange views with our English-speaking audience to understand the role of Taiwan in the world.
US Taiwan Watch produced a Youtube series of seven videos while they were in Washington, D.C. In this series, we explored the city of Washington, D.C., and visited Congress, the White House, and Embassy Row. We also interviewed policy analysts and political advocates in think tanks and political organizations such as the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) and the Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party Mission in the U.S. We have also published our weekly podcast program on the Youtube Channel. We are also working on expanding our video platform to incorporate new programs that will educate our Taiwanese audience about the U.S. political system and atmosphere.
Our podcast program, "US Taiwan Watch - Spice Up," shares analyses of current events and policies in the U.S and Taiwan. Since the podcast's launch in April 2020, we have produced over a hundered episodes on U.S.-Taiwan relations, often featuring renowned scholars, diplomats, and political workers in Taiwan. On July 14, 2022, we recorded 68K downloads for our podcast program and an average of 6,000 interactions for each episode. We have also expanded our audience from Taiwan and the U.S. to China, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Australia.
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US Taiwan Watch is a 100% volunteer-based organization. We welcome anyone interested in building stronger U.S.-Taiwan ties to join our team! We are looking for volunteers to write news memos in Mandarin and English, research, translate, fundraise, and plan events. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out our volunteer form, and we will contact you as soon as possible!
US Taiwan Watch's core mission is to deepen the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and encourage civic and public participation in the two countries. In an age of information and misinformation, we strive to become the most professional and comprehensive platform for understanding U.S.-Taiwan relations. To realize our goal of becoming the bridge that connects Taiwanese and Americans, we appreciate any amount of donation to support our operations and programs. If you also believe in our mission and wish to support us, we welcome you to donate through the below methods. If you wish to donate to a particular program (e.g., podcast, specific research topic, interactive workshop), please indicate the program when you make the donation. We are committed to building stronger U.S.-Taiwan ties and bringing together Taiwanese and Americans who value democratic values.