The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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Information Ministry Chief's Resignation is a Letter to Bill Clinton

May 4, 1999
China OnLine

 A worthy journalistic competitor to ChinaOnline brings us news today that China's top telecommunications official has tendered his resignation in protest of Premier Zhu Rongji's concessions to U.S. trade negotiators on China's World Trade Organization (5/4/1999) membership.


1990-98 Chronology of China-Taiwan Relations

December 31, 1998
China Business Intelligence

 1990

May 20, 1990: Lee Teng-hui is inaugurated President of the Republic of China, calls for opening "channels of communication" with Beijing and ending the state of hostilities.

November 21, 1990: Taipei gives official status to the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and charters it to make "unofficial" contacts with Beijing.

1991


A Little Credit, Please, for China

February 4, 1998
The Washington Post

By John J. Tkacik and Dean Cheng

 For most of the past five years, China has been Rodney Dangerfield in Washington -- "it just don't get no respect." But in the current Asian currency meltdown, China's stance deserves everyone's respect.


State Department Legal Advisor: The Legal Status of Taiwan

July 13, 1971
Foreign Relations of the United States

 Memorandum
July 13, 1971

To: EA/ROC – Mr. Charles T. Sylvester
From: L/EA – Robert I. Starr
Subject: Legal Status of Taiwan

You have asked for a comprehensive memorandum analyzing the question of the legal status of Taiwan in terms suitable for Congressional presentation. Attached is a paper that should serve this purpose. It is drawn mainly from the February 3, 1961 Czyzak memorandum, and contains no sensitive information or reference to classified documents.

Concurrence: L – Mr. Salans


Wen Jiabao and Zeng Qinghong: The Two Centers of China's Fourth Generation

 BIOGRAPHIC ESSAY (1)

The Two Centers of China’s Fourth Generation:


Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice President Zeng Qinghong

By John Tkacik
May 2004


Taiwan's Missile Referendum

 

 January 21, 2004

by John Tkacik, Jr. WEBMEMO #401

After years of military intimidation by Beijing, Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has announced wording for a referendum designed to draw both domestic and international attention to China's missile threat to the democratic island. And he has succeeded.

The Bush Administration and Congress must preempt China's belligerence by:



U.S.-China: illusions of partnership

 January 30, 2009
4:00 - Critical Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

U.S.-China: illusions of partnership

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.

The central question for world peace in the 21st Century is “can we assume that China will be a partner for peace rather than an enabler of instability?”

The short answer is “I'm afraid not.” If global peace requires a stable international policy structure that encompasses the following goals:


Pacific Pivot, Taiwan Fulcrum Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia

Pacific Pivot, Taiwan Fulcrum

Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia

 



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