The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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“Tibet’s Future: Does it Have One?”

June 20, 2008
Unpublished - Event Introduction for “China’s Tibet? Autonomy or Assimilation” by Warren Smith

 As we enter the 50th year of China’s occupation of Tibet and the Dalai Lama’s exile, American policy-makers and legislators have been under pressure – from congress, from human rights groups . . . from me, whatever good that is . . . to look at China’s policies in Tibet and . . . China’s policies toward its other large minorities, Uighurs, in particular . . .

American Companies, Taiwan, and U.S. Anti-boycott Law

June 19, 2008

The recent news that China threatened Boeing Aircraft because of the company's dealings with Taiwan only sharpens the sense of cynicism prevalent among critics of the Bush Administration's China policy, but China's actions raise a more pressing question: Are U.S. firms that heed China's warnings about conducting business with Taiwan in violation of U.S. anti-boycott law?

Anti-boycott Law

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

June 19, 2008

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.

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Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion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. . . .

Magnequench: Rare Earths, CFIUS and China's Thirst for U.S. Defense Technology

May 2, 2008

by John J. Tkacik, Jr.  
One of Senator Hillary Clinton's Asia policy advisers quit her presidential campaign several days ago, complaining that the candidate was engaging in "gratuitous China bashing."[1] And, in fact, the Senator has of late been engaged in a jeremiad on China.[2]

China, Tibet and the Olympics - 'Leadership event'

April 15, 2008
The Washington Times

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Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion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.

With Repression in Tibet, Rethink Olympics

March 18, 2008

by John Tkacik, Jr. 

Unofficial calls for a general boycott of China's Olympics have gotten Beijing's attention, but Beijing remains confident that Hollywood celebrities are neither serious about nor capable of achieving a boycott.

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

February 20, 2008

 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.”

Trojan Dragon: China's Cyber Threat

February 8, 2008

America's counterintelligence czar, Dr. Joel F. Brenner, painted an alarming picture of economic espionage in 2006, albeit in the objective tones and neutral parlance of the intelligence community. He reported to Congress that "foreign collection efforts have hurt the United States in several ways":

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