The "Third China" in the 21st Century


Don't Forget Democracy

November 12, 2003
The Wall Street Journal


Cambridge researcher claims to have found backdoor on Chinese made chip?

May 28, 2012
China Business Intelligence

  This is slightly less cut-and-dried malevolence than it first appeared. Here is a link to a review of the paper.

Washington clear on administration of the Senkakus

May 23, 2012
Financial Times

 To the Editor of the Financial Times

Analysis: Geography, not economy, counts in China's rebalancing

May 28, 2012

 Someone sent me an interesting analysis from Reuters on China's economic development (

Taiwan Nukes, North Korean Nukes

January 6, 2004
The Jamestown Foundation China Brief

  Taiwan Nukes, North Korean Nukes

Remembering the August 1982 Communique

September 18, 2012
Taipei Times


TRANSLATION: 我的歷程 – 伍修權 "My Journey" - General Wu Xiuquan's Autobiography

September 18, 2012

I, long ago, from 1986 to 1988, translated these 90 pages of  PLA General Wu Xiuquan’s(伍修權) autobiography, “My Journey” (or “My Career” or “My Curriculum Vitae” or something)  我的歷程. . . . then got distracted and in the meantime have misplaced my copy . . . 

The 1949 Mukden Incident: Lessons of history from a previous U.S.-China hostage affair

April 9, 2001
China Business Intelligence

 Washington, D.C. April 9, 2001: A half century ago, Chinese communist troops held the staff and families of the U.S. Consulate General in Mukden (now Shenyang) hostage for over a year. Times were different then, but a look back into history gives insights into the mindset of China's present leaders. Internal politics paralyzed early decision-making in the Chinese leadership, while the State Department sought to downplay the issue in an effort to keep it from escalating.

The 1954 Hainan Incident: How Chinese fighter pilots caused another international incident, and how Chinese diplomats resolved it

April 12, 2001
China Business Intelligence


 April 12, 2001

By John J. Tkacik


Washington, April 12, 2001: Now that the Washington and Beijing have successfully passed the crisis point of this latest "Hainan Incident", I am reminded of another, eerily similar incident in July 1954. There are lessons from history about "keeping an even strain" that might have helped both Beijing and Washington deal more effectively with the crisis. In the end, decision-makers in Washington seem to have learned these lessons better than their counterparts in Beijing.

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