On June 15, 2023, US-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers spoke at “Taiwan’s Economic Security: The Role of Transnational Private Partnerships,” an event hosted by the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington, D.C.
In announcing the event, the Global Taiwan Institute said,
Despite operating in an open and business-friendly economic system, Taiwan’s private enterprises are heavily impacted by cross-Strait security risks, national government policies, investor confidence, and interdependence within the global economy. As more Taiwanese businesses are shifting their focus from China to other regions—and as concerns are rising that Taiwan’s powerful semiconductor industry, a pillar industry for the island’s economy and security, is simultaneously being hollowed out—it has become increasingly crucial to determine the implications of the increased internationalization Taiwan’s economy, as well as the broader impacts for Taiwan’s trading partners and the island’s own economic security. What geopolitical factors are concerns for Taiwan’s transnational private enterprises? How does the economic security of Taiwan’s private sector play into its national security? What is the Taiwan government doing to address these challenges
This seminar will include a discussion of the present challenges facing Taiwan’s private sector and Taiwanese businesses seeking to expand their international presence, as well as how entrepreneurs can be supported in these endeavors.
Panelists will include: David Chang (Crossroads), Rupert Hammond-Chambers (US-Taiwan Business Council), and Catherine Tai (Center for International Private Enterprise). The event will be moderated by GTI Program Associate Zoë Weaver-Lee. This event is organized by the Global Taiwan Institute and supported in part by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.
The Council thanks the Global Taiwan Institute for the invitation to participate in this engaging discussion.