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 […]

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 […]