The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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Is the Clinton Administration Still Committed to the “Six Assurances”?

February 18, 2000

 Washington's official policy toward Taiwan has been based on the "Taiwan Relations Act" – which takes precedence over the U.S.-China Communiques by virtue of its status as the "law of the land" – and by the lesser-known "Six Assurances." This paper describes the "Six Assurances" and assesses the Clinton Administration's faithfulness to these commitments made by a previous administration directly to the Taiwan government.

The "Six Assurances"


It Depends on What "One China" Means

September 13, 1999
The Washington Times

 By John J. Tkacik


Beijing Hardliners Gain Stronger Hand as China's WTO Hopes to Go Up in Smoke

May 11, 1999
China OnLine

 Hopes for China's quick entry into the World Trade Organization, or for it to achieve permanent "Normal Trade Relations" status, are going up in the smoke of China's pulverized Belgrade Embassy -- and the US Consul General's now burned-out residence in Chengdu.


Admiral Joseph Prueher's Name Floated as Next U.S. Ambassador to China

May 6, 1999
China OnLine

By John J. Tkacik

 The former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Joseph Prueher, is back in the U.S.-China news, with Washington Post political columnist Al Kamen yesterday reporting the White House will name Prueher (pronounced pree-yer) to replace former U.S. Senator James Sasser as the next U.S. ambassador in Beijing.

A spokesman for the White House today would not confirm Kamen's report.


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


Remarks on the new US administration’s approach to cross-strait relations.

 
Remarks on Europe and the new US administration’s approach to cross-strait relations.

Conference on Taiwan’s New Security Predicament
Hosted by: The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Whitehall, London, December 2, 2008.

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.


President Trump and “Our ‘One-China’ Policy”

By John J. Tkacik

 



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