The Council celebrates Lunar New Year 2008, Year of the Earth Rat!
President’s Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations 2007 (Arlington, Virginia, December 6, 2007) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council had another strong year in 2007. We have seen solid economic growth in the US-Taiwan-China relationship, along with some interesting mergers and acquisitions activity – particularly in the technology, banking and finance […]
Commentary: US-Taiwan Business Council Supports House Resolution 676 (H. Res. 676) On Taiwan Arms Sales (Arlington, Virginia, September 27, 2007) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council – a non-profit trade association representing the interests of U.S. businesses in Taiwan – supports the passage of H.Res.676 on the matter of U.S. support for Taiwan’s […]
Special Commentary: America’s Relationship with Taiwan Slips Further into Malaise (Arlington, Virginia, September 13, 2007) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The U.S.-China-Taiwan relationship remains one of the United States’ most challenging foreign policy issues, despite our current focus on the Middle East. The stakes are enormous; it isn’t simply the real prospect of U.S. forces […]
Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative (Arlington, Virginia, June 22, 2007) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Tim, Over the past 2-3 years we have seen a significant rise in mergers and acquisitions activity in the Taiwan market. America’s leading private equity companies – led by The Carlyle Group, KKR, Oaktree and Blackstone […]
Special Commentary: Implications for Taiwan of the Failed Carlyle/ASE Buyout Deal (Arlington, Virginia, April 26, 2007) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Earlier this week, Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced that global private equity firm The Carlyle Group had broken off negotiations to purchase the company, the end of a process begun late last year […]