September 15, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead

Editorial: Taiwan’s President Must Prove She Can Lead: After an unremarkable first 100 days, it’s time to get results on economic reform, international trade and relations with China (Arlington, Virginia, September 15, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen recently completed her 100th day in office, and many […]

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 […]

May 15, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President

Editorial: Rough Roads Ahead for Taiwan’s New President: Tsai Ing-wen can’t count on U.S. support when it comes to standing up to Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, May 15, 2016) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal When Tsai Ing-wen takes office as Taiwan’s new president on Friday, it will represent another great moment in […]

January 25, 2016 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S.

Editorial: Taiwan’s New Administration and the U.S. (Arlington, Virginia, January 25, 2016) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won an impressive victory in the Taiwan presidential election on Saturday, a victory enhanced by a new DPP majority in the Taiwan legislature. The resounding win gives the […]

October 19, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing

Editorial: Taiwan’s Election Drama is a Message to Beijing: An intraparty putsch shows the limits of detente with Beijing (Arlington, Virginia, October 19, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal In an emergency congress convened on Saturday, Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, or KMT) ousted Hung Hsiu-chu from its presidential ticket and […]

October 1, 2015 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan

Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Visit and Growing Angst over Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, October 1, 2015) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Hill President Xi Jinping of China visited Washington, D.C. last week, and for the first time in a number of years he is worried about Taiwan. On January 16, 2016 Taiwan will hold a general […]

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 […]

June 5, 2014 Testimony

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2014

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Cross-Strait Economic and Political Issues (Washington, D.C., June 5, 2014) Written testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Taiwan: Cross-Strait Economic & Political Issues The global financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recession hit Taiwan’s economy hard, and it has struggled since to fully recover. Taiwan faces relatively low unemployment, but […]

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 […]

December 1, 2012 Press Releases

Archived Press Releases – 2010-2012

Archived press releases are available for download as PDF files.   May 18, 2012  —  Press Note: US-Taiwan Business Council Lauds House Approval of Granger Amendment to the NDAA, Mandating Selling F-16C/Ds to Taiwan April 27, 2012  —  Press Note: Senator Cornyn Releases Lippert Hold, White House Makes Concessions on Taiwan Arms Sales April 17, […]