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 […]

June 16, 2011 Testimony

Testimony: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs 2011

Testimony: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Why China Matters (Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011) Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Opening Statement Madam Chairwoman and esteemed committee members, it is my great pleasure to testify today in front of this important congressional committee. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has, for many years, played a leadership […]

March 7, 2011 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Time to Straighten Out America’s Taiwan Policy

Editorial: Time to Straighten Out America’s Taiwan Policy: Beijing’s rapidly increasing military spending means Washington can’t afford to take Taipei for granted (Arlington, Virginia, March 7, 2011) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal News that Beijing is ramping up military spending by 12.7% this year is raising eyebrows in many quarters, and […]

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 […]

October 6, 2010 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Shore Up U.S.-Taiwan Relations Now as Two-China Tensions have Abated

Editorial: Shore Up U.S.-Taiwan Relations Now as Two-China Tensions have Abated (Arlington, Virginia, October 6, 2010) Joint Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Walter Lohman – Investor’s Business Daily China’s recent provocative behavior has created tension with many of its neighbors, from Southeast Asia and Japan to South Korea. But tension between China and Taiwan is […]

June 13, 2010 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan: A U.S. policy meant to ease friction with Beijing only creates more incentives to raise a fuss with every new deal (Arlington, Virginia, June 13, 2010) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal America’s defense relationship with Taiwan is again causing friction in […]

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 […]

March 18, 2010 Testimony

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2010

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments across the Strait, and Implications for the United States (Washington, D.C., March 18, 2010) Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Committee: Describe the Current Status of, and Trends in, Cross-Strait Trade and Investment Hammond-Chambers: Cross-Strait trade discussions are currently dominated by the ongoing […]

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 […]