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Reject Beijing's Green Dam-Youth Escort

Hewlett-Packard's Profit Growth and Freedom of Speech

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Dear Sir or Madam:
I have always had great respect for your venerable company, a legend of Silicon Valley, that was founded in 1939.  Aside from HP's melange of entrepreneurial drive and high social conscience, I am particularly impressed with co-founder, David Packard.  According to Jim Collins, the author of Built to Last, Mr. Packard was on the record for stating that "a company has a greater responsibility than making money for its stockholders."  In 1949, Mr. Packard, the then 37-year-old had the moral courage to openly state his view point to his elders in the CEO club.

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The latest US arms sale to Taiwan seems to show that the US security commitment to its ally in Asia is “wobbling,” an article in The Economist said yesterday, adding that Washington should continue to support Taiwan in the interests of cross-strait relations and Sino-US relations.

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday notified the US Congress of a US$5.85 billion package of arms to Taiwan that did not include the 66 F-16C/D aircraft Taipei was seeking and centered instead on upgrading its existing fleet of aging F-16A/Bs.

Titled “Dim sum for China: Why America should not walk away from Taiwan,” the article said that “Chinese objections made the deal less advantageous than it would have been.”