The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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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.


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.


Wen Jiabao and Zeng Qinghong (2): Perspectives on the 'Two Centers' of China’s Fourth Generation:

May 24, 2004
Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes and Ideas after the 16th Party Congress

BIOGRAPHIC ESSAY (2)


Offer Real Support, Not Excuses, for Taiwan's WHO Bid

April 29, 2004
HERITAGE FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM #927

Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) will be a major topic at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on May 17-22, 2004. The United States should take the lead in supporting Taiwan's participation in the WHO and other international bodies because it is in the U.S. national interest. The more Taiwan is accepted into the international community as a valuable contributor, the less legitimate is China's claim of a legal right to use force against Taiwan. Delegitimizing the use of force in the Taiwan Strait also lessens the likelihood of conflict.


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.


The Floridazation of Taiwan

March 22, 2004
The Weekly Standard (Daily Standard)

  

 Published on March 22, 2004 in the Weekly Standard (Daily Standard)

John Tkacik, Jr.


Washington Must Head Off European Arms Sales to China

March 18, 2004
The Heritage Foundation

 HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER #1739


Taiwan Boosts Defense, Must Do More

March 1, 2004
Defense News

  


Beijing Reads Democracy in Hong Kong the (Pat)Riot Act

February 19, 2004
The Heritage Foundation

  Published on February 19, 2004


Taiwan's Missile Referendum

January 21, 2004
The Heritage Foundation

  


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