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January 20, 2021 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Relations in 2021

Special Commentary: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Relations in 2021 US-Taiwan Business Council activities in 2020 were severely curtailed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite our inability to host in-person events or to travel to Taiwan, USTBC continued to offer engagement with our members and other relationships through virtual platforms. We […]

An Assessment and Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment
May 28, 2020 Commentary & Reports

Report: An Assessment and Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment

Report: An Assessment and Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment (Arlington, Virginia, May 28, 2020) Edited by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Executive Summary Signs are piling up by the day of a worsening global economic slowdown, exacerbated and deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S.-China trade confrontation, and complications from Brexit. […]

January 12, 2020 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Taiwan Election Results 2020

Special Commentary: Taiwan Election Results 2020 (Arlington, Virginia, January 12, 2020) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Taiwan held its Presidential and Legislative elections. Incumbent President Dr. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) retained the presidency, a victory that was enhanced by her party retaining its majority in the […]

July 11, 2016 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: It’s Time to Expand U.S.-Taiwan Military Exchanges

Commentary: It’s Time to Expand U.S.-Taiwan Military Exchanges (Arlington, Virginia, July 11, 2016) Commentary by the US-Taiwan Business Council The United States Congress is currently considering legislation directing the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct expanded military exchanges between senior flag officers and other senior officials from the United States with their counterparts in Taiwan. A […]

September 9, 2015 Commentary & Reports

Event Proceedings Report: U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum

Event Proceedings Report: U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum (Arlington, Virginia, September 9, 2015) The Council releases “Event Proceedings Report: U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum,” a report documenting policy and industry discussions held at the subject event. The report concludes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should continue to be the top bilateral trade policy focus for the governments in both […]

March 11, 2013 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Taiwan Needs the Trans Pacific Partnership Now

Special Commentary: Taiwan, TIFA & TPP – Taiwan Needs the Trans Pacific Partnership Now (Arlington, Virginia, March 11, 2013) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers On Sunday, March 10, U.S. Deputy Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis conducted trade negotiations with Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Cho Shih-chao. This Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting marks […]

October 1, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Report: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap

Report: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap (Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2012) Edited by Lotta Danielsson Released at the 2012 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Foreword The US-Taiwan Business Council is committed to providing our members and the broader policy-making community with political, economic, and strategic insight into American interests in […]

July 18, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters

Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters (Arlington, Virginia, July 18, 2012) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council congratulates the governments of the United States and Taiwan on their recent signing of a US$3.8 billion Letter of Offer & Acceptance (LOA) to upgrade Taiwan’s 145 F-16 A/B fighters. This […]

April 17, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Report: Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales

Report: Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales (Arlington, Virginia, April 17, 2012) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Randall Schriver Edited by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council and the Project 2049 Institute Foreword Ensuring Taiwan’s national security is fundamentally in the interest of the U.S. Any effort to determine the future of Taiwan […]

January 15, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Election Results 2012

Commentary: Taiwan Election Results: President Ma Wins a Second Term (Arlington, Virginia, January 15, 2012) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Yesterday, January 14, Taiwan held its presidential and legislative elections. President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT) won a second term in office with 51.6% of the total vote, out-dueling his principal opponent Tsai Ing-wen of […]