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  1. Blumenthal, Dan.
    Losing Asia? full text
    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, June 7, 2010, 3 pages.
    "America's military forces have an important role to play in Asia for the foreseeable future. The questions for our military leaders are what are the Asia missions, what forces are needed, and how will we fight alongside our allies?" (From American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research) 

  2. Gates, Robert M.
    International Institute For Strategic Studies. full text
    Department of Defense, June 5, 2010, 4 pages.
    "In the next few minutes, I would like to provide an overview of how the United States sees its responsibilities in the Asia-Pacific region within the context of broader U.S. defense priorities and events over the past year. " (From Department of Defense)  

  3. Kan, Shirley A.
    Democratic Reforms in Taiwan: Issues for Congress. full text
    Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, May 26, 2010, 16 pages.
    "Taiwan, which its government formally calls the Republic of China (ROC), is a success story for U.S. interests in the promotion of universal freedoms and democracy. Taiwan's people and their leaders transformed politics from rule imposed from the outside with authoritarian abuses to the relatively peaceful achievement of self-government, human rights, and democracy. The purpose of this CRS report is to succinctly discuss Taiwan's transformation and current concerns, paying particular attention to the role of Congress and implications and options for U.S. policy."  

  4. Keng, Shu and Gunter Schubert.
    "Agents of Taiwan-China Unification?: The Political Roles of Taiwanese Business People in the Process of Cross-Strait Integration."
    Asian Survey, March/April 2010, pp. 287-310.
    "The political roles of Taiwanese business people (taishang) in cross-strait relations have been increasingly noteworthy under Hu Jintao's policy of 'counting on the Taiwanese people.'  But contrary to widely accepted allegations, this paper argues that attempts by China to use Taiwanese business people as a means to gain political leverage over Taiwan will probably not pan out as a successful strategy." (From Asian Survey)

  1. 美國《國家安全戰略》總綱。 full text
    Overview of National Security Strategy.full text
    OT-1016, June 3, 2010, 12 pages.
    "At the dawn of the 21st century, the United States of America faces a broad and complex array of challenges to our national security." (From AIT)  

  2. 美國2010年人口販運問題報告 台灣部分(第一列)。full text
    2010 Trafficking in Persons Report Taiwan (Tier 1).
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    OT-1017, June 15, 2010, 8 pages.
    "Taiwan was ranked in Tier 1 for the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report because the Taiwan authorities fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. " (From AIT)  

  3. 美國在台協會主席薄瑞光與媒體茶敘,台北,2010年6月4日full text
    AIT Chairman Raymond Burghardt Press Roundtable Taipei, June 4, 2010.
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    OT-1018, June 17, 2010, 11 pages.
    "During the press roundtable, AIT Chairman Raymond Burghardt briefed about the just concluded Sino-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, stability across the Taiwan Strait and the TIFA." (From AIT)

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  1. Duke, Elizabeth A.
    Moving Beyond the Financial Crisis. full text
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 8, 2010, 13 pages.
    "In my remarks today, I will begin by discussing some of the key elements of the crisis that led us to where we are today. Then I will talk about new regulations governing consumer financial products and the current financial condition of the consumer, with some thoughts about the resulting implications for retail banking. I will conclude with some suggestions for principles to guide consumer banking going forward." (From Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)  

  2. Paine, Lynn S.
    "The China Rules."
    Harvard Business Review, June 2010, pp. 103-108.
    "A practical guide to leading a company in the world's third-largest economy." (From Harvard Business Review)

  3. Rosen, Daniel H. and Zhi Wang.
    Deepening China-Taiwan Relations through the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement.  full text
    Peterson Institute for International Economics, June 16, 2010, 3 pages.
    "While modest in global economic effects, the geoeconomic implications of a China-Taiwan economic pact are significant enough to demand strategic attention from the United States and underscore the importance of securing US economic engagement of the first order in Asia." (From the Peterson Institute for International Economics)

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  1. Fallows, James.
    "How to Save the News."
    The Atlantic, June 2010, pp. 44-56.
    "Google knows that its search function is only as valuable as the information it helps you find -- a principal source of which is the beleaguered news business.  That's why the company assigned some of its top thinkers to the puzzle of how to make journalism pay.  Their answers may revolutionize the media." (From the Atlantic)  

  2. "Overview from New Media, Old Media." full text
    (How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from Traditional Press)
    Pew Research Center, May 23, 2010, 3 pages
    "Technology makes it increasingly possible for the actions of citizens to influence a story's total impact.  What types of news stories do consumers share and discuss the most? What issues do they have less interest in? What is the interplay of the various new media platforms? And how do their agendas compare with that of the mainstream press? A review of a year's worth of data sheds light on these questions." (From Pew Research Center)  

  3. Passel, Jeffrey S., Wendy Wang and Paul Taylor.
    "Executive Summary of Marrying Out." full text
    (One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages is Interracial or Interethnic)
    Pew Research Center, June 4, 2010, 3 pages.
    "A record 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from each other, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau." (From Pew Research Center)  

  4. State's Otero on Global Corporate Responsibility. full text
    (Under secretary speaks at Global Business School Network conference), June 15, 2010, 5 pages.
    "In the business world, I think smart power would translate as social business. It's a shift in thinking - from one bottom line to two or three. It's the acknowledgement that, while we're making a profit, we can also foster economic empowerment, clean up the environment, or build better community infrastructure. Secretary Clinton described it as a 'new mindset for a new century. Time to retire old debates and replace dogmatic attitudes with clear reasoning and common sense.'" (From

  1. Brimmer, Esther.
    Women as Agents of Change: Advancing the Role of Women in Politics and Civil Society. full text
    U.S. State Department, June 9, 2010, 6 pages.
    "The Obama Administration truly believes that an investment in women and children is an investment in our own security, prosperity and future and that of the planet. We know that when women and girls have quality healthcare, education and economic opportunities, their families flourish and the communities and nations in which they live advance in terms of development and security." (From U.S. State Department)  

  2. "Executive Summary from Fifth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change." full text
    U.S. State Department, June 2010, 7 pages.
    "The Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report presents a detailed outline of the actions the U.S. is taking to address climate change, contains updated projections on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and underscores the United States commitment to address climate change." (From U.S. State Department)

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    Asian Scholar Discusses Asian/Pacific-American Heritage.
    6 pages.
    "Interested in learning more about immigration, diversity and the stereotypes Asian Americans face in the United States? Join C.N. Le, founder of the website Asian Nation and professor of sociology and Asian-American studies at the University of Massachusetts, for a webchat in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month." (From

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