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September 13, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: America’s Relationship With Taiwan Slips Further Into Malaise

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 […]

June 22, 2007 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2007

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 […]

April 26, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Implications for Taiwan of the Failed Carlyle/ASE Buyout Deal

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 […]

March 21, 2007 Testimony

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission 2007

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission: Investigation No. 332-478 U.S.-China Trade: Implications of U.S.-Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends (Washington, D.C., March 21, 2007) Written testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Abbott, The US-Taiwan Business Council appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the above-referenced investigation. The US-Taiwan Business Council is a private, non-profit and member-based […]

March 15, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: America & China Shrug

Special Commentary: America & China Shrug (Arlington, Virginia, March 15, 2007) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers A leading global magazine recently posted a column on Taiwan in which it claimed that President Chen Shui-bian’s recent statements to the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) were “designed to provoke China’s leaders”. I firmly believe that this […]