October 27, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: AIA Report Underscores Importance of F-16C/D Sale to Taiwan

Commentary: Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Report Underscores Importance of F-16C/D Sale to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, October 27, 2011) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers In an important new report on behalf of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), economist Dr. Stephen Fuller at George Mason University concludes that the U.S. economy is at risk of losing over […]

September 21, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress

Commentary: The Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress Where Are The F-16 C/Ds? (Arlington, Virginia, September 21, 2011) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council welcomes the news that the Obama Administration will proceed with a commitment to upgrade Taiwan’s present inventory of F-16 A/Bs at a possible cost of […]

March 1, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate

Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate (Arlington, Virginia, March 1, 2011) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction America’s security relationship with Taiwan is both multi-tiered and comprehensive, and reaches far beyond arms sales to include myriad defense services and exchanges. Such military-to-military networking is vital to Taiwan’s ability to keep […]

May 11, 2010 Commentary & Reports

Report: “The Balance of Air Power in the Taiwan Strait”

Report: “The Balance of Air Power in the Taiwan Strait” (Arlington, Virginia, May 11, 2010) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Edited by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Introduction The relationship between Taiwan and China, and the ongoing broadening and expansion of cross-Strait dialogue, has given further impetus for Taiwan to maintain a strong […]

January 29, 2010 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Congressional Notification of Arms Sales to Taiwan 2010

Special Commentary: Congressional Notification of Sales to Taiwan 2010 (Arlington, Virginia, January 29, 2010) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the Obama Administration’s decision to notify Congress of the following arms sales programs for Taiwan, with a total value of US$6.392 billion: • 114 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missiles, 3 […]

October 3, 2008 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Taiwan Congressional Notifications Released 2008

Special Commentary: Taiwan Congressional Notifications Released (Arlington, Virginia, October 3, 2008) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers While there has been a delay of over 7 months for 8 separate Congressional Notifications (CNs) for arms sales to Taiwan, on October 3 the U.S. Department of State released six items for notification: Javelin, Harpoon, spare aircraft parts, […]

March 20, 2008 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Taiwan Votes, What Next?

Special Commentary: Taiwan Votes, What Next? (Arlington, Virginia, March 20, 2008) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers On Saturday, March 22, the citizens of Taiwan will return to the polls for the second time in 2008. They elected a parliament in January, and this time they will elect a new president as well as participate in […]

February 25, 2008 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Inconsistent U.S. Defense Priorities Undermine Taiwan Force Modernization

Special Commentary: Inconsistent U.S. Defense Priorities Undermine Taiwan Force Modernization (Arlington, Virginia, February 25, 2008) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers In the early part of 2007, the Bush Administration tacked a new course on Taiwan’s counter-strike missile program. The new heading was triggered by Ministry of National Defense testimony in the Legislative Yuan (LY) on […]

December 6, 2007 Commentary & Reports

President’s Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations 2007

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 […]