Taiwan APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To promote understanding and relations between Britain and Taiwan.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Taiwan

1. UK Science and Innovation Network Snapshot – Taiwan
17/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Network Snapshot: Taiwan UK Science & Innovation Network Snapshot Taiwan st largest

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with T to V)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Taiwan This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. Trade Policy Minister in Taiwan to champion stronger trade links
24/09/2018 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Trade Policy Minister in Taiwan to champion stronger trade links - GOV.UK

4. Taiwan: prisoner pack
08/01/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Taiwan: prisoner pack Information on the legal and prison systems

5. UK Science and Innovation Network Snapshot – Taiwan
17/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK Science and Innovation Network Snapshot – Taiwan An introductory brief from the UK Science

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Taiwan

1. Taiwan
10/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards Taiwan, and in particular on (1) security, and (2) international - Speech Link
2: Kingdom’s long-standing policy on Taiwan is unchanged. The UK and Taiwan have a strong but unofficial relationship - Speech Link
3: fresh Chinese attempts at economic coercion against Taiwan since the re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen - Speech Link

2. Taiwan
14/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to the government of Taiwan; and what plans they have to formally recognise Taiwan as an independent sovereign - Speech Link
2: long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed. We have no diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but a strong unofficial - Speech Link
3: that “one country, two systems” is the plan for Taiwan, and the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist - Speech Link

3. Taiwan
17/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed; we have a strong, unofficial relationship with Taiwan based on dynamic - Speech Link
2: airspace. Does not the UK’s reluctance to provide Taiwan with overt political, diplomatic and trade support - Speech Link
3: to strengthen our wide range of exchanges with Taiwan, including in relation to trade. Where the recognition - Speech Link

4. Lord Mayor’s Show: Taiwan
01/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: inclusion in matters which do not confer statehood upon Taiwan and to which it brings cultural, economic and educational - Speech Link
2: campaign to deny Taiwan international recognition is petty; others are not. The exclusion of Taiwan from the - Speech Link
3: view. When we were asked, we gave our opinion that Taiwan should be included in the Lord Mayor’s Show as - Speech Link

5. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
19/06/2019 - Ministerial Corrections

1: seriously, and has dealings with leading figures from Taiwan who are based in London. He will be aware of the - Speech Link
2: seriously, and has dealings with leading figures from Taiwan who are based in London. He will be aware of the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Taiwan
1. China: Taiwan
asked by: Alicia Kearns
24/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that the Chinese People's Liberation Army has built a full-scale replica of Taiwan’s presidential office building to serve as a military training complex; and whether the UK plans to provide Taiwan with appropriate assistance to preserve its existing status.

2. Shipping: Taiwan
asked by: Ian Mearns
18/01/2021
... and what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to those businesses.

3. Taiwan: Sovereignty
asked by: Sarah Champion
24/09/2020
... what recent representations he has made to the UN on its potential recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign state.

4. China: Taiwan
asked by: Paul Girvan
03/02/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to tackle the Government of China's military threats against Taiwan.

5. China: Taiwan
asked by: Paul Girvan
03/02/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to support the Government of Taiwan in the face of military threats from China.

Latest Questions
22 Current APPG Officers
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Co-Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Honorary President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
7 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Beer , Belize , Gibraltar , Music , Qatar , Wine and Spirits
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Redfern Portrait
Baroness Redfern
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Desmond Swayne Portrait
Desmond Swayne
Vice Chair
Conservative - New Forest West
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Dying Well , Mindfulness
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness D'Souza Portrait
Baroness D'Souza
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
4 APPG Memberships
China , Food Banks , Hong Kong , Rwanda
Robert Halfon Portrait
Robert Halfon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Harlow
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Foster of Bath Portrait
Lord Foster of Bath
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Gambling Related Harm , Media , Publishing
Lord Truscott Portrait
Lord Truscott
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Maldives
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7011.

Email: bob.stewart.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Claire Podbielski Stewart, Office of Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA . Tel: 020 7219 7011

Email: claire.podbielskistewart@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://taiwanappg.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Sep 2019
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 15/09/2019 To : 21/09/2019
Value
£28,501
Date
31 Oct 2018
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 31/10/2018 To : 07/11/2018   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£13,501
Date
6 Apr 2018
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 06/04/2018 To : 13/04/2018   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£28,501
Date
16 Sep 2017
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 16/09/2017 To : 23/09/2017   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£54,001
Date
29 Jul 2017
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 29/07/2017 To : 05/08/2017   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£42,001
Date
15 Apr 2017
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 08/04/2017 To : 15/04/2017
Value
£34,501
Date
27 Oct 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Tea held on 19/10/2016, tea held on 27/10/2016, tea held on 14/11/2016 and dinner held on 15/11/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
25 Sep 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality   From : 25/09/2016 To : 02/10/2016
Value
£30,001
Date
14 Sep 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Reception
Value
£3,001
Date
23 Jul 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 23/07/2016 To : 30/07/2016   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£18,001
Date
24 May 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Reception
Value
£3,001
Date
19 May 2016
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taipei   From : 19/05/2016 To : 22/05/2016   Cost Met : Flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality
Value
£22,501
Date
8 Dec 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Dinner held on 8 December 2015
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Sep 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taiwan   From : 18/09/2015 To : 25/09/2015   Cost Met : Flights, subsistence, accommodation and travel within Taiwan
Value
£22,501
Date
25 Jul 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Visit to Taiwan   From : 25/07/2015 To : 01/08/2015   Cost Met : Flights, subsistence, accommodation and travel within Taiwan
Value
£51,001
Date
25 Jul 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom
Description
Visit to Taiwan   From : 25/07/2015 To : 01/08/2015   Cost Met : Flights, subsistence, accommodation and travel within Taiwan
Value
£51,001
Date
15 Jul 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Description
Reception
Value
£1,501
Date
15 Jul 2015
Source
Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom
Description
Reception
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Taiwan APPG

Former APPG Officers
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Vice Chair
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
6 APPG Memberships
Belarus , Belize , Devolution , Kyrgyzstan , Parkrun , Vietnam
Lord Trimble Portrait
Lord Trimble
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
1 APPG Membership
Opera
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Italy , Music , Social Mobility
John Baron Portrait
John Baron
Vice Chair
Conservative - Basildon and Billericay
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
British Council
Lord Steel of Aikwood Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
President
Non-affiliated - Retired on 27 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Portrait
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
Iain Stewart Portrait
Iain Stewart
Vice Chair
Conservative - Milton Keynes South
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 18th July 2018
1 APPG Membership
Commercial Radio
Baroness Howells of St Davids Portrait
Baroness Howells of St Davids
Vice Chair
Labour - Retired on 10 January 2019
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Gale Portrait
Baroness Gale
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Albert Owen Portrait
Albert Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
80 APPG Memberships
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