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U.S. Department of State, 2010 Human Rights in Taiwan April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

China-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), June 29, 2010

June 29, 2010

English translation of the milestone agreement between Taiwan and China.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments Across the Strait, and Implications for the United States," March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on March 18, 2010. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

U.S. Department of State, 2008 Human Rights in Taiwan, Feb. 25, 2009

March 2, 2009

The U.S. State Department report on human rights in Taiwan with remarks by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Republic Of China (Taiwan), Quadrennial Defense Review, 2009

March 1, 2009

The Ministry of National Defense (MND), in compliance with Article 31 of the National Defense Act, is required to submit a Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) within ten months after each presidential inauguration. 


Hu Jintao, Let us join hands to promote the peaceful development of cross-straits relations and strive with a united resolve for the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, December 31, 2008

December 31, 2008

Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic, spoke on the eve of the anniversary of the PRC government’s 1979 New Year’s Day message to Taiwan. 

U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Country Analysis Briefs: Taiwan,” August 2008

August 1, 2008

Taiwan does not have substantial domestic energy resources and must import the vast majority of its needs.

Ma Ying-jeou, “Inaugural Address,” May 20, 2008

May 20, 2008

Ma Ying-jeou was inaugurated as Taiwan’s president on May 20, 2008.