September 27, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: House Resolution 676 (H. Res. 676) On Taiwan Arms Sales

Commentary: US-Taiwan Business Council Supports House Resolution 676 (H. Res. 676) On Taiwan Arms Sales (Arlington, Virginia, September 27, 2007) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council – a non-profit trade association representing the interests of U.S. businesses in Taiwan – supports the passage of H.Res.676 on the matter of U.S. support for Taiwan’s […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

June 17, 2002 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Telecom Regulatory Issues

Commentary: Taiwan Telecom Regulatory Issues (Arlington, Virginia, June 17, 2002) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction As part of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Taiwan became a signatory to the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. Under that agreement, Taiwan committed to liberalizing its telecommunications market and implementing the regulatory principles contained in the agreement’s […]

June 17, 2002 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Transportation Issues

Commentary: Taiwan Transportation Issues (Arlington, Virginia, June 24, 2002) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Cross-Strait Links With the rapidly increasing business volumes between Taiwan and the Mainland over the past two years, direct links between the two sides of Taiwan Strait becomes increasingly important. Following USA and Japan, Mainland China was Taiwan’s next largest business partner […]