The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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China: An Unkind Century

Victims of Communism Memorial Virtual Museum

 China: An Unkind Century
Author: John Tkacik [1]

The Twentieth Century was unkind to the Chinese people. It began with the collapse in 1911 of the last imperial dynasty after decades of corruption, inept governance and social disintegration. From the wreckage of empire, provincial warlords struggled for power and profit at the expense of the people.

 


WHO's "China (Province of Taiwan)"?

May 23, 2009
Draft

 WHO's "China (Province of Taiwan)"?

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.


Protecting and Dominating the Cyberspace Domain

April 8, 2008
Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion

 Protecting and Dominating the Cyberspace Domain

Heritage Foundation
April 8, 2008

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Just about two hours ago, as luck would have it, I got a very timely telephone call from a very business-like young man at the Pentagon Computer Incident Response Team, known as PENT-CIRT.


China’s Military Modernization: Goals and Objectives?

June 18, 2008
Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion

 June 18, 2008

China’s Military Modernization: Goals and Objectives?

John Tkacik
 

China is already an economic superpower. I don’t suppose anyone would disagree . . . all who disagree raise your hands. . . .


International Recognition of Taiwan's "Unsettled" Status

September 6, 2008
National Taiwan Chengchi University

 Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.
National Taiwan Chengchi University
September 6, 2008


Technology Leadership, Economic Power and National Security: Dual Use Export Controls to China

February 20, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION - Panel Discussion

 Technology Leadership, Economic Power and National Security: Dual Use Export Controls to China

John Tkacik

February 20, 2008

“Since World War II, the United States has been the main driver of the global economy. Now we have a situation in which technology products are going to be appearing in the marketplace that were not developed or commercialized here. We won’t have had any involvement with them and may not even know they are coming.”


The China Delusion

August 28, 2008
Human Events

by Thaddeus McCotter and John Tkacik

On Thursday, August 7, President George W. Bush spoke in Bangkok, Thailand about his vision for China's future. "Change in China will arrive on its own terms and in keeping with its own history and its own traditions," the president predicted. He pronounced, "Yet change will arrive."


Taiwan's Defense Hobbled by U.S. Arms "Freeze

September 27, 2008

The word is sweeping Washington -- or at least the Taiwan-watchers in Washington (including those in the Chinese embassy) -- that the Bush Administration is continuing its "freeze" of eight major defense packages necessary to Taiwan's security. President Bush's failure to submit congressional notifications for the multibillion-dollar Taiwanese arms tranche raises the prospect that he is washing his hands of Taiwan's security concerns.


Taiwan Arms Sales: Less Than Meets the Eye

October 8, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #2098

After more than seven years of waiting, there is reason to celebrate the final approval of a $6.4 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan. Unfortunately, there is less to this package than meets the eye. Rather than addressing Taipei's deteriorating military balance against China's rapidly modernizing and expanding forces, these approvals provide gasps of new oxygen to Taiwan's aging defenses, which were starved of air initially by domestic politics and then, for the last year, by Washington's concern about Beijing's ire.


Georgia: Olympic Invasion: China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Russia's Aggression

September 4, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #2048

Friday, August 8, was the holiest day in China's 2008 calendar. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George W. Bush were in Beijing (along with 54 other heads of state and 15 prime ministers) to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Russia also invaded Georgia that day. China shrugged off the Russian desecration of the sacred date, but the invasion sent shudders through Russia's former Soviet republics.


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