The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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China's 'peaceful' rise at stake in power struggle

September 8, 2004
The Asia Times

 China's 'peaceful' rise at stake in power struggle
Published on September 8, 2004 by John Tkacik, Jr. and John Tkacik


China's New Challenge to the U.S.-Japan Alliance

July 13, 2004
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WebMemo #533

 

As Chinese warships and naval survey vessels ply Japanese waters hoping to stake their claim to potentially gas-rich seabeds, the United States is sending mixed signals to Japan on the U.S.-Japan alliance. Ambiguity in Washington may undermine Japanese confidence in the alliance-in itself, a major strategic goal for Beijing. Washington must now publicly support Japan, our most important ally in Asia, if it hopes to deter China from further adventurism in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Provocative Behavior


Blair Could Make a Strategic Error on China

June 7, 2004
HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER #1768

 British Prime Minister Tony Blair is reportedly on the verge of supporting the French proposal to lift the European Union's (EU) arms ban on the People's Republic of China (PRC).1 If true, Mr. Blair would be making a major strategic error that could harm the Anglo-U.S. special relationship. Ultimately, the issue is whether weapons made by America's European allies--including Britain--would ever be used to kill Americans if the United States became involved in a conflict in the Taiwan Strait.


Ambivalent Policy: U.S. Leaves China, Taiwan Puzzled on Intentions

June 7, 2004
DefenseNews Weekly

 In 2001, President George W. Bush's administration dumped the Bill Clinton policy of "strategic ambiguity" on China-Taiwan, but he replaced it with something worse: strategic ambivalence. And this ambivalence is leaving both Beijing and Taipei dangerously confused about American goals in the East Asia.


Google in the Coal Mine

January 27, 2010
Washington Times

By John J. Tkacik and Hon/ Thaddeus McCotter

 

China's cyber-attacks on Google these past several weeks were, sadly, mere replays of state-sponsored Chinese attacks on literally thousands of other American and foreign companies, human rights groups, individuals and, yes, even the U.S. government, including Congress. 


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