Commentary: The Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress Where Are The F-16 C/Ds? (Arlington, Virginia, September 21, 2011) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council welcomes the news that the Obama Administration will proceed with a commitment to upgrade Taiwan’s present inventory of F-16 A/Bs at a possible cost of […]
Testimony: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Why China Matters (Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011) Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Opening Statement Madam Chairwoman and esteemed committee members, it is my great pleasure to testify today in front of this important congressional committee. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has, for many years, played a leadership […]
Editorial: Time to Straighten Out America’s Taiwan Policy: Beijing’s rapidly increasing military spending means Washington can’t afford to take Taipei for granted (Arlington, Virginia, March 7, 2011) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal News that Beijing is ramping up military spending by 12.7% this year is raising eyebrows in many quarters, and […]
Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate (Arlington, Virginia, March 1, 2011) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction America’s security relationship with Taiwan is both multi-tiered and comprehensive, and reaches far beyond arms sales to include myriad defense services and exchanges. Such military-to-military networking is vital to Taiwan’s ability to keep […]
On February 10-17, 2011, Council president Rupert Hammond-Chambers travels to Taiwan to meet with Council members, Taiwan government officials, and Taiwan business leaders.
The Council celebrates Lunar New Year 2011, Year of the Metal Rabbit!