Meeting Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs.
Foundation, February 26, 2010, 12 pages.
"The United States is the provider
of both tangible security and political stability to the Taiwan Strait. Given
China's ongoing military buildup, particularly toward Taiwan, it is essential
that the United States provide Taiwan with the physical and political means to
resist the capacity of the Chinese military to alter the political status quo.
This should include continued U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and maintaining a robust
U.S. military capability in the region." (From the Heritage
Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY2011 International Affairs
of State, February 24, 2010, 31 pages.
"The budget we are presenting today is
designed to protect America and Americans and to advance our interests and
values. Our fiscal year 2011 request for the State Department and USAID totals
$52.8 billion. That is a $4.9 billion increase over 2010." (From U.S. Department
of Taiwan's '2-28 Massacre.'"
February 25, 2010, 1 page.
"Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 63th
commemoration of Taiwan's '2-28 Massacre.'" (From Congressional
"Commemorating Taiwan's 2-28 Incident."
Record, February 25, 2010, 2 pages.
"The Incident is now openly discussed
and commemorated as Peace Memorial Day. The details of the Incident have become
the subject of investigation. Monuments and memorial parks to the Incident
victims have been erected in a number of cities in Taiwan." (From
The 2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region.
March 11, 2010, 2 pages.
"Secretary of Defense Robert Gates officially
released the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) on February 1, 2010. The QDR
is legally required of every new administration, and is intended to outline U.S.
defense strategy while also specifically addressing the resource and budgetary
implications of that strategy. Historically, QDRs have done a good job in
outlining U.S. strategic objectives and providing a clear understanding of U.S.
short term (1-4 years) strategic intentions. Michael A. McDevitt discusses the
2010 QDR and the resulting implications for Asia." (From East-West
Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy.
U.S. Department of
State, March 10, 2010, 5 pages.
"We must act boldly and decisively to develop
a clear, consistent, and comprehensive approach to public diplomacy. Over the
past eight months we have undertaken a focused and disciplined review of the
current state of public diplomacy and public affairs at the Department of
State." (From U.S. Department of State)
New Power, in Defiance of the West."
Washington Post, March 15,
2010, 4 pages.
"China's shift is occurring throughout society, and is
reflected in government policy and in a new attitude toward the West. Over the
past year, the government of President Hu Jintao has rolled back market-oriented
reforms by encouraging China's state-owned enterprises to forcibly buy private
firms." (From Washington Post)
Ma's Puzzling Midterm Malaise.
Institution, March 2010, 4 pages.
"In the two years since
Ma Ying-jeou was elected president of Taiwan, he has made important progress on
his most important goals: stabilizing cross-Strait relations, beginning economic
recovery, and rebuilding Taipei's relationship with Washington. In this
Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, leading Taiwan scholar Shelley Rigger
explains some of the reasons why these successes have not translated into high
approval ratings." (From The Brookings Institution)
China-Taiwan: Recent Economic, Political and Military Developments
Across the Strait and Implications for the United States.
U.S. Department of State, March 18, 2010, 5
"Our policy has helped propel Taiwan's prosperity and democratic
development while at the same time it has allowed us to nurture constructive
relations with the PRC. We believe that our approach, spanning eight
administrations, has helped create an environment conducive to promoting
people-to-people exchanges, expanding cross-Strait trade and investment, and
enhancing prospects for the peaceful resolution of cross-Strait differences.
Continued progress in cross-Strait relations is critically important to the
security and prosperity of the entire region and is therefore a vital national
interest of the United States." (From U.S. Department of State)
Remarks by AIT
Director William Stanton at the 2010 American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
"Hsieh Nien Fan."
March 16, 2010
OT-1006, March 17,
2010, 6 pages.
"This recovery didn't
happen by accident. Despite the worst recession in recent history, the U.S. and
Taiwan stood by what made us successful in the first place: hard work, and a
commitment to open trade and free enterprise. Through the decades, Taiwan has
emerged as a model of both development and democracy." (From AIT)
2009 Human Rights
AIT, March 25, 2010, 35 pages.
"Taiwan generally respected
the human rights of its citizens; however, the following problems continued to
be reported: corruption by officials, violence and discrimination against women,
trafficking in persons, and abuses of foreign workers." (From AIT)
Relations: Bilateral Cooperation in Meeting Global Challenges.
(Remarks by AIT Director William A.
Stanton at Commonwealth Publishing Group's "Global Views Leaders'
OT-1008, March 25, 2010, 9 pages.
"There are new challenges that
arise, which are not of one group or one country's making, but are instead
attributable to all of us, and thus require all of us to work together to meet
them." (From AIT)
2010 Trade Policy Agenda."
From 2010 Trade
Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report.
The Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative, March 2010, 17 pages.
"The President's National Export
Initiative includes a newly created Export Promotion Cabinet, an enhancement of
funding for key export promotion programs, the mobilization of government
officials to engage in export advocacy activities, the launch of export tools
for small- and medium-sized businesses, the reduction in barriers to trade, and
the opening of new markets." (From USTR)
Hassett, Kevin A.
The Road to Economic Recovery: Prospects for Jobs and Growth.
Institute for Public Policy Research, February 26, 2010, 10 pages.
will give a brief overview of our current economic situation, discuss what I see
as the most pressing challenges for employment and growth, and also describe
policy changes that would address our current challenges in the U.S. labor
market." (From American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
The Council on
Foreign Relations, March 8, 2010, 5 pages.
"Four experts debate whether the
Obama administration's proposal to legalize immigrants would help or harm U.S.
workers and economic growth." (From the Council on Foreign
China's Lending Activities and the US Debt.
for International Economics, February 25, 2010, 5 pages.
"China is presumed
by most observers to hold the majority of its incremental reserve accumulation
in US Treasuries-this makes sense given that the other potential reserve
currencies (euro, yen, and pound) all have serious issues-but according to the
official US data, Chinese holdings peaked at $801.5 billion in May 2009 and fell
by about $50 billion during the remainder of the year" (From Peterson Institute
for International Economics)
The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Shifts and Twists in the
Balance of Power.
Institution, March 10, 2010, 20 pages.
"The uneven nature of
financial flows and trade between the U.S. and China has complicated their
bilateral relationship, tightening the economic entanglements between the two
economies and making them more contentious. In testimony to the U.S.-China
Economic and Security Review Commission, Eswar Prasad discusses the implications
of rising Chinese ownership of U.S. debt for the relationship between the two
countries." (From The Brookings Institution)
by the President at the Export-Import Bank's Annual Conference. ( Video)
on the Global Playing Field in the 21st Century)
The White House, March
11, 2010, 8 pages.
"While addressing the importance of America being able to
compete in the global marketplace, the President explained that every $1 billion
increase in exports would support more than 6,000 jobs. To promote American
exports, he announced that the administration is launching the National Export
Initiative, an effort to utilize the resources of the government in support for
businesses that sell goods and services abroad." (From the White House)
and Ann O'Leary.
"Introduction and Summary from Our Working Nation:
How Working Women Are Reshaping America's Families and Economy and What It Means
Center for American
Progress, March 2010, 4 pages.
"Women now make up half of all workers in the
United States, a threshold never reached before in the history of our nation.
Mothers are now primary breadwinners -- making as much or more than their spouse
or doing it all on their own -- in nearly 4 in 10 families." (From Center for
(Progress Made but
Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2010, 1 page.
response to the ongoing threats to federal systems and operations posed by cyber
attacks, President Bush established the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity
Initiative (CNCI) in 2008. This initiative consists of a set of projects aimed
at reducing vulnerabilities, protecting against intrusions, and anticipating
future threats. GAO was asked to determine (1) what actions have been taken to
develop interagency mechanisms to plan and coordinate CNCI activities and (2)
what challenges CNCI faces in achieving its objectives related to securing
federal information systems." (From U.S. Government Accountability Office)
Remarks by the President and Vice President on Health Insurance
Reform at the Department of the Interior.
White House, March 23, 2010, 5 pages.
"After a century of striving, after a
year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet
promise. It is the law of the land. It is the law of the land." (From the White
Networks vs. Management?: Harness the Power of Social Media.
2010, 8 pages.
"Companies have often
played catch-up in understanding how to harness new technologies without
over-managing them. In the early years of the World Wide Web, in the mid-to-late
1990s, many organizations feared that employees would spend too much time idly
surfing the Web, so they tried to control access. While some employees
undoubtedly did waste time that way, many soon figured out how to unlock the
power of the Internet to do their jobs better, and the Internet quickly became a
tremendously valuable resource for conducting desktop research, tracking
competitors and other corporate activities." (From Manpower)
Atlantic, March 2010, pp.58-63.
"The biggest threat we face from China --
and other rivals -- isn't a military one. Inside the battle to protect our
online infrastructure from hackers, spammers, spies, and corporate thieves."
(From the Atlantic)
Alternative Views on Climate Change.
Council on Foreign
Relations, February 23, 2010, 7 pages.
warming policy has moved to the top of agendas worldwide, but some skeptics
still question whether action is necessary or possible." (From Council on
U.S. Expert Discusses Challenges of Piracy off Coast
"Counterpiracy expert Dave Foran from the State
Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
provides an update on how the United States is
partnering with more than 50 countries and international
organizations to confront the security challenge of
pirate attacks on humanitarian aid and commercial
shipping in the waters off the Horn of Africa." (From