May 15, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President: Tsai Ing-wen can’t count on U.S. support when it comes to standing up to Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, May 15, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal When Tsai Ing-wen takes office as Taiwan’s new president on Friday, it will represent another great moment in […]

January 25, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S.

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S. (Arlington, Virginia, January 25, 2016) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won an impressive victory in the Taiwan presidential election on Saturday, a victory enhanced by a new DPP majority in the Taiwan legislature. The resounding win gives the […]

October 19, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing: An intraparty putsch shows the limits of detente with Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, October 19, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal In an emergency congress convened on Saturday, Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, or KMT) ousted Hung Hsiu-chu from its presidential ticket and […]

October 1, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, October 1, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill President Xi Jinping of China visited Washington, D.C. last week, and for the first time in a number of years he is worried about Taiwan. On January 16, 2016 Taiwan will hold a general […]

March 7, 2011 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Time to Straighten Out America’s Taiwan Policy

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 […]

October 6, 2010 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Shore Up U.S.-Taiwan Relations Now as Two-China Tensions have Abated

Editorial: Shore Up U.S.-Taiwan Relations Now as Two-China Tensions have Abated (Arlington, Virginia, October 6, 2010) Joint Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Walter Lohman – Investor’s Business Daily China’s recent provocative behavior has created tension with many of its neighbors, from Southeast Asia and Japan to South Korea. But tension between China and Taiwan is […]

June 13, 2010 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan: A U.S. policy meant to ease friction with Beijing only creates more incentives to raise a fuss with every new deal (Arlington, Virginia, June 13, 2010) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal America’s defense relationship with Taiwan is again causing friction in […]

July 21, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Maintaining Stability

Editorial: Maintaining Stability: China Tests the Waters on Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, July 21, 2009) Joint Commentary by Rupert Hammond Chambers and Walter Lohman – Honolulu Advertiser China and Taiwan are getting along much better these days. Considering the stake the United States has in their relationship, that’s good news. But this is no time to […]

July 20, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Detente Needs Muscle

Editorial: Detente Needs Muscle: Taiwan Modernization Underpins Chinese Dealings (Arlington, Virginia, July 20, 2019) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Defense News Early last month, several of Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense officials met with the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee. During his testimony, Chang Liang-jen, vice minister of national defense, noted that Taiwan’s […]

March 11, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan and China Make Strides, Can America Respond?

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 […]