US Taiwan Watch

US Taiwan Watch

Promote and facilitate understanding of U.S.-Taiwan relations through cultivating grassroots Taiwanese and Taiwanese American opinions and providing analyses of international affairs

About Us

US Taiwan Watch is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that aims to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations through civil society and civil engagement.

US Taiwan Watch was founded in June 2017 by a group of U.S.-based Taiwanese engineers. The founders’ initial objective was to synthesize data on Taiwan-related bills in Congress on a website to facilitate greater Taiwanese understanding of U.S. policy. We later expanded to a series of other initiatives. This included providing more comprehensive analysis on U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-Taiwan relations and recording weekly podcast episodes to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations.

Currently, US Taiwan Watch wields considerable influence on social media. It has over 150K followers on Facebook and over 60 downloads for each podcast episode. Twitter is the organization's all-English platform, and followers include prominent think tank fellows, scholars, and journalists in the United States.

In October 2021, US Taiwan Watch published the book, "Why and How the US Matters?" The book provides an overview of the history of U.S.-Taiwan relations, resolves common misconceptions about the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, analyzes U.S. politics, and examines important issues within U.S.-Taiwan-China dynamics. This includes discussions of ractopamine pork, the South China Sea, and technology-based trade. Following the book’s publication, we held in-person workshops and began social media publicity campaigns to elevate the book's online media presence.

Partners

公民監督國會聯盟 Citizen Congress Watch
台灣數位外交協會 Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association
立法院開放國會委員會 Taiwan Open Parliament Multistakeholder Forum
National Democratic Institute

Latest Podcast Episode

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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We welcome you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. The newsletter contains our analyses of selected major events that we believe are consequential to U.S.-Taiwan relations. We also announce our upcoming events in this newsletter.

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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!

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