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Position Papers
July 11, 2016 The US-Taiwan Business Council issues a statement on the need for expanded U.S.-Taiwan Military Exchanges (PDF file)
June 5, 2014 The Council submits written testimony to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, commenting on Cross-Strait economic and political issues
Council Written Testimony submitted to USCC (PDF)
June 16, 2011 The Council submits written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on "Why Taiwan Matters"
Council Written Testimony submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (PDF)
March 18, 2010 The Council submits written testimony to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, commenting on recent economic developments across the Taiwan Strait and possible implications for the United States
Council Written Testimony submitted to USCC (PDF)
March 11, 2009 The Council submits comments to USTR in support of Taiwan’s eventual inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement
Docket: USTR-2009-0002
Council Comments Submitted to USTR (PDF)
September 8, 2008 The Council submits comments to USTR on its Special 301 Out-Of-Cycle Review of Taiwan
Council Comments Submitted to USTR on Taiwan IPR Issues (PDF)
September 27, 2007 Council position in support of House Resolution 676 (H.Res.676) on Taiwan Arms Sales and U.S. support for Taiwan's legitimate national defense needs
Council Statement in Support of House Resolution 676 (PDF)
June 22, 2007 Council position on Taiwan's private equity investment environment in the lead-up to the US-Taiwan TIFA meeting
Council Statement Submitted to USTR on Private Equity Investments in Taiwan (PDF)
March 21, 2007 Council position on USITC Investigation 332-478 - "U.S.-China Trade: Implications of U.S.-Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends"
Council Statement Submitted to USITC on Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends (PDF)
November 5, 2004 Council position on USTR Special 301 Out-Of-Cycle Review of Taiwan
Council Statement Submitted to USTR on Taiwan IPR Issues (PDF)
June 24, 2002 The Council releases a position paper on Taiwan telecommunications issues
Council Telecom Position Paper (PDF)
June 24. 2002 The Council releases a position paper on cross-Strait transportation issues
Council Transportation Position Paper (PDF)
May 13, 2002 Council position on USITC investigation 332-438 - "Likely Economic Impact of a Free Trade Agreement Between the United States and Taiwan"
Council Statement Submitted to USITC on a US-Taiwan FTA (PDF)

Occasional Paper Series/Commentary
December 4, 2016 In The Wall Street Journal, Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on the telephone call between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan
America’s Dangerous Drift on Taiwan (PDF file)
The Wall Street Journal: America’s Dangerous Drift on Taiwan: Trump seems to understand that U.S. neglect of Taiwan has emboldened China
September 15, 2016 In The Wall Street Journal, Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's first 100 days in office
Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead (PDF file)
The Wall Street Journal: Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead: After an unremarkable first 100 days, it’s time to get results on economic reform, international trade and relations with China
May 15, 2016 In The Wall Street Journal, Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on the challenges faced by Taiwan's new President, Tsai Ing-wen, after she takes office on May 20, 2016
Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan's New President (PDF file)
The Wall Street Journal: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan's New President: Tsai Ing-wen can’t count on U.S. support when it comes to standing up to Beijing
January 25 In The Hill, Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on the 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections
Special Commentary: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S. (PDF file)
The Hill: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S.
October 19, 2015 In a commentary in the Wall Street Journal, the Council comments on the emergency congress that replaced the KMT candidate for Taiwan’s January 2016 presidential election, and potential implications for the cross-Strait relationship.
Taiwan’s Election Drama Is a Message to Beijing: An intraparty putsch shows the limits of detente with Beijing (PDF file)
October 1, 2015 In a commentary in The Hill, the Council comments on the September 2015 visit to the U.S. by China’s Xi Jinping, the growing Chinese anxiety over Taiwan’s 2016 elections, and potential implications for the U.S. – Taiwan relationship.
Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan (PDF file)
September 9, 2015 The Council releases "Event Proceedings Report: U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum," a report documenting policy and industry discussions held at the subject event. The report concludes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should continue to be the top bilateral trade policy focus for the governments in both the United States and Taiwan, and that the U.S. should support Taiwan’s application for membership.
Report:Event Proceedings Report: U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum (PDF file)
March 11, 2013 The Council comments on the recent U.S.-Taiwan Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks and the necessity for Taiwan to expand its trade arrangements and to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as soon as possible.
Special Commentary: Taiwan, TIFA & TPP - Taiwan Needs the Trans Pacific Partnership Now
October 1, 2012 The US-Taiwan Business Council releases a report entitled "The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap" during a session at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Report: "The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap" (PDF, 2.42MB)
Graphic: Report Cover
Graphic: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap
July 18, 2012 The Council comments on the July 13, 2012 signing of a US$3.8 billion Letter of Offer & Acceptance (LOA) to upgrade Taiwan’s 145 existing F-16 A/B fighters.
Special Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters
April 17, 2012 The US-Taiwan Business Council and the Project 2049 Institute jointly release a report examining the history of major U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and the correlation between such arms sales and Chinese reactions and retaliatory responses - if any.
Report: "Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales" (PDF, 2.18MB)
Graphic: Report Cover
Graphic: Value of Arms Sales Notifications, 1990-2011
January 15, 2012 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on the outcome of Taiwan's Presidential and Legislative Elections
Taiwan Election Results: President Ma Wins a Second Term (PDF)
January 5, 2012 The Council distributes a "State of the Council" report to its members, providing an overview of the US-Taiwan relationship and an update on the Council's priorities in 2012.
"President's Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations - 2012" (PDF)
October 27, 2011 The Council comments on a report released by the Aerospace Industries Association on the economic impact of reduced DoD spending
Special Commentary: Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Report Underscores Importance of F-16C/D Sale to Taiwan
September 21, 2011 The Council comments on Congressional Notifications for Taiwan Arms Sales
Special Commentary: The Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress. Where Are The F-16 C/Ds?
March 7, 2011 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on U.S. policy towards Taiwan in an editorial in The Wall Street Journal
Editorial: "Time to Straighten Out America's Taiwan Policy" (PDF)
March 1, 2011 The Council comments on the U.S. defense commitment to Taiwan
Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate (PDF)
October 6, 2010 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Walter Lohman of The Heritage Foundation jointly comment on the relationship between Taiwan and the United States
Editorial - "Shore Up U.S.-Taiwan Relations Now, As Two-China Tensions Have Abated" (PDF)
June 13, 2010 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on Chinese opposition to Taiwan arms sales in an editorial in The Wall Street Journal
Editorial: "Take China Out of the Driver's Seat on Taiwan" (PDF)
May 11, 2010 The Council releases a major report examining the cross-Strait balance of air power and Taiwan’s major air defense requirements
"The Balance of Air Power in the Taiwan Strait" (PDF)
Report Graphic: Available Airframes Through 2025
January 29, 2010 The Council comments on Congressional Notifications for Taiwan Arms Sales
Special Commentary: US-Taiwan Business Council Welcomes Congressional Notification of Sales to Taiwan of PAC-3 Missile Units, BLACK HAWK Helicopters, OSPREY Ships, HARPOON Missiles and MIDS/LVT-1 Terminals (PDF)
Related DSCA Notices
December 31, 2009 The Council distributes a "State of the Council" report to its members, providing an overview of the US-Taiwan relationship and an update on the Council's priorities in 2010.
"President's Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations - 2009" (PDF)
July 21, 2009 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Walter Lohman of The Heritage Foundation jointly comment on the developing relationship between Taiwan and China
Maintaining Stability: China Tests the Waters on Taiwan
July 20, 2009 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on Taiwan arms sales
Editorial in Defense News - "Detente Needs Muscle: Taiwan Modernization Underpins Chinese Dealings"
March 11, 2009 The Brookings Institution's Northeast Asia Commentary publishes an editorial by Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers, commenting on the triangular U.S. – Taiwan – China relationship
Taiwan and China Make Strides: Can America Respond?
November 7, 2008 Council Chairman Paul Wolfowitz comments on Taiwan in the Far Eastern Economic Review
Essay: A Chance to Build on Taiwan's Progress
October 27, 2008 Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers comments on Taiwan arms sales
Editorial in Defense News - "Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward"
October 3, 2008 The Council comments on Congressional Notifications for Taiwan Arms Sales
Special Commentary: Taiwan Congressional Notifications Released (PDF)
Related DSCA Notices (PDF)
March 20, 2008 The Council comments on Taiwan's upcoming Presidential Election
Special Commentary: Taiwan Votes, What Next? (PDF)
February 25, 2008 The Council comments on Taiwan's Counter-strike Missile Program and U.S. policy towards Taiwan Force Modernization
Editorial in Defense News (PDF)
Special Commentary: Inconsistent U.S. Defense Priorities Undermine Taiwan Force Modernization (PDF)
December 6, 2007 The Council distributes a "State of the Council" report to its members, providing an overview of the US-Taiwan relationship and an update on the Council's activities in 2007
President's Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations - 2007 (PDF)
September 13, 2007 The Council comments on the deteriorating U.S. relationship with Taiwan
Special Commentary: America's Relationship With Taiwan Slips Further Into Malaise (PDF)
April 26, 2007 The Council comments on the lack of a formal process for mergers and aquisitions in the Taiwan semiconductor sector
Special Commentary: Implications for Taiwan of the Failed Carlyle/ASE Buyout Deal (PDF)
March 15, 2007 The Council comments on the political environment in Taiwan and President Chen Shui-bian's recent statements.
Special Commentary: America & China Shrug (PDF)