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Tkacik says Arms Sale Freeze Violated Taiwan Relations Act

July 18, 2008
China Times Online Edition

 Tkacik says Arms Sale Freeze Violated Taiwan Relations Act

 

071808 - 譚慎格:美凍結對台軍售 違反台灣關係法
2008-07-18

 華府兩岸問題專家譚慎格今天發表專文指出,美國政府凍結對台灣的防衛性武器軍售,違反國會通過的台灣關係法,且軍售決策必須基於「台灣的需要」、而非「中國對美國的外交壓力」。他也質疑,台灣正與中國協商,需充分的軍事力量做後盾,布希政府卻在此刻凍結對台軍售。

 美國太平洋軍區司令吉亭上將昨天應邀在華府著名保守智庫「傳統基金會」演說。吉亭「證實」了美國行政部門當前確有「凍結」對台軍售,但吉亭也說,他不能替國務院或白宮國安會闡述這個政策。

 吉亭還說,美國不會做任何破壞台海穩定的行動,他相信,做出決策的美國官員有整體考量了台灣與中國當前軍力現況與戰略,從而認為當前沒有出售武器給台灣的迫切性與強制性。

 傳統基金會學者譚慎格今天上午立即發表一篇文章,對吉亭的說法有所批判。他說,布希政府的確凍結對台軍售,而台灣與不民主的中國正在進行重要協商程序以降低台灣海峽緊張的時刻,美國卻選在這個時刻凍結對台軍售。


Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific

June 19, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER #2146

Ma Ying-jeou, inaugurated as Taiwan's new president on May 20, 2008, has pledged to strengthen Taiwan's economic and political relationships with China. At the same time, he has good reason to preserve Taiwan's separate identity, and the U.S. has good reason to support him.


US China Relations—Strategic Partner or Strategic Competitor? And the Challenges of Chinese Intelligence

July 30, 2007
Joint Counterintelligence Academy

 
Presented to the Joint Counterintelligence Academy
July 30, 2007

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

US China Relations—Strategic Partner or Strategic Competitor? And the Challenges of Chinese Intelligence

China’s Current Domestic Affairs-- Overview:

The Emerging Chinese Communist Superpower


Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?

October 24, 2008
Nautilus

Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?

October 24th, 2008

I. Introduction

The following are comments on the editorial "Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?” by Rudiger Frank. John J. Tkacik, Jr, is the Senior Research Fellow in Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Rudiger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society and Vice Director of the East Asian Institute at the University of Vienna.

 


Zimbabwe’s Enabler: How Chinese Arms Keep Mugabe in Power

July 16, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #1997

by Brett Schaefer and John Tkacik, Jr. 


China: Wealthy State, Strong Army -- and a Powerful Party

September 23, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #2073

For over a decade, China's industrial and military strength has expanded with breathtaking speed. As one economist succinctly noted, China's economic growth "is losing its capacity to shock . . . however astonishing it would be elsewhere."[1]


Mongolia's Current Political Situation: Implications for the OSCE

July 31, 2008
US Congressional Commission on the OSCE

I know that the members of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe are serious observers of Eurasian events and that you are con­cerned about the direction of Mongolia's democracy after the June 29, 2008, parliamentary election. I, too, am concerned. Mongolia was once thought of as a vast but isolated Central Asian desert with little relevance to the strategic interests of metropolitan Europe or East Asia. And, indeed, as recently as a quarter-centu­ry ago, that was a valid view.


The Senkakus: Clear signal needed on disputed isles

June 27, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO

In March 2004, the last time controversy over the Senkaku (Diaoyutai) islands surfaced, the US State Department affirmed that the United States Mutual Security Treaty with Japan covered the islands.


Will Europe arm Red China?

March 25, 2004
National Review Online

A bitter dispute over election results is bad enough. But Taiwan's troubles - and ours - may be just beginning.

The reason: Our European allies might well approve plans to sell China advanced weaponry at the March 25-26 European Union summit that begins today.

The repercussions would be disastrous. Not only could China use new weapons from Europe against Taiwan, but Chinese generals have said they're prepared to confront U.S. forces in the Pacific if America tries to help Taiwan.


Whose One China?

June 16, 2004
National Review Online

Shaven-headed Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has the imposing physique of a professional wrestler and is not usually pestered by inquisitive foreign reporters. But on May 18, two Chinese-language television crews stood in his way as he emerged from a Senate hearing room after a grilling on the administration's strategy in Iraq. Rather than barrel through the wall of microphones, betacams, and floodlamps, one of the Chinese reporters told me later, the burly deputy secretary stopped.


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