Editorial: Taiwan and China Make Strides: Can America Respond? (Arlington, Virginia, March 11, 2009) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Brookings Institution: Northeast Asia Introduction: On March 22, 2008, Taiwan voters went to the polls and declared a return to Kuomintang (KMT) rule. The KMT’s Ma Ying-jeou won a landslide election against Frank Hsieh of the […]
The Council celebrates Lunar New Year 2009, Year of the Earth Ox!
Editorial: A Chance to Build on Taiwan’s Progress (Arlington, Virginia, November 7, 2008) Commentary by Chairman Paul Wolfowitz – Far Eastern Economic Review Relations with the People’s Republic of China will inevitably be one of the top foreign-policy concerns of the next U.S. administration, and not only for President Barack Obama and his secretary of […]
Editorial: Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward (Arlington, Virginia, October 27, 2008) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Defense News When the U.S. State Department notified Congress Oct. 3 of a proposed $6.4 billion arms package offering a range of defensive weaponry to Taiwan, the sheer scope and cost of the package caught everyone’s […]
Special Commentary: Taiwan Congressional Notifications Released (Arlington, Virginia, October 3, 2008) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers While there has been a delay of over 7 months for 8 separate Congressional Notifications (CNs) for arms sales to Taiwan, on October 3 the U.S. Department of State released six items for notification: Javelin, Harpoon, spare aircraft parts, […]
Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review – Taiwan (Washington, D.C., September 8, 2008) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Groves, On behalf of the US-Taiwan Business Council, I am pleased to submit the following comments in connection with Taiwan’s “Out of Cycle Review” (OCR) under USTR’s Special 301 […]