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Establishing Trust with the Chinese

Longtime Washington and US government China policy analysts Richard C. Bush and Jeff Bader are out with an all-too Establishment piece that seems to live in its own dreamworld on US-China relations, calling on Obama and McCain to Tread Lightly On China:
The Beijing Olympics coincide with our party conventions heralding the countdown to November’s presidential [...]

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Talk Given by Randall Shriver, July 17, 2008, on Taiwan-US relations

Author and blogger J Michael Cole, a frequent commentator in the Taipei Times, and an attendee at Thursday’s presentation.
On Thursday the 17th I had the great good fortune to attend a talk given by Randall Shriver, a longtime Taiwan booster who has held a number of US government posts concerned with Taiwan and Asia policy. [...]

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Obama Asia Team

According to the Beltway insider Nelson Report, here are Obama’s Asia advisors:
Obama’s Asia Advisors:
Monitoring of all foreign policy advisors is by Tony Lake, Clinton 1 National Security Advisor, assisted by Mark Lippert, back from military duty in Iraq.
Directly in charge of the Asia team is Amb. Jeff Bader, ex-State, NSC, USTR, also in charge of [...]

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Obama’s letter to Ma

Future President Obama sent a congratulatory letter to Taiwan’s new President:
Dear President Ma:
Please accept my warmest congratulations on your inauguration as the new President of Taiwan. This is an important event in the political history of the island, one which can deepen the ties between the United States and Taiwan. A sound U.S.-Taiwan relationship [...]

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Notes from the US

Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the US, had an opinion piece on our democracy here in a US paper.
Taiwan’s democracy is young and vibrant, though by no means perfect or fully matured.
In Taiwan, for example, the public has become increasingly dissatisfied with its media’s turn toward sensationalism.
Media companies in Taiwan seem more interested [...]

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