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 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2009

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Taiwan’s Inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement (Washington, D.C., March 11, 2009) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Blue, I am writing on behalf of the US-Taiwan Business Council, whose mission is to promote closer trade and economic ties between the United States […]

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 […]

November 7, 2008 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: A Chance to Build on Taiwan’s Progress

Editorial: A Chance to Build on Taiwan’s Progress (Arlington, Virginia, November 7, 2008) Commentary by Chairman Paul Wolfowitz – Far Eastern Economic Review Relations with the People’s Republic of China will inevitably be one of the top foreign-policy concerns of the next U.S. administration, and not only for President Barack Obama and his secretary of […]

October 27, 2008 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward

Editorial: Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward (Arlington, Virginia, October 27, 2008) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Defense News When the U.S. State Department notified Congress Oct. 3 of a proposed $6.4 billion arms package offering a range of defensive weaponry to Taiwan, the sheer scope and cost of the package caught everyone’s […]

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, […]

September 8, 2008 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2008

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review – Taiwan (Washington, D.C., September 8, 2008) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Groves, On behalf of the US-Taiwan Business Council, I am pleased to submit the following comments in connection with Taiwan’s “Out of Cycle Review” (OCR) under USTR’s Special 301 […]

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 […]