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Biography: How AIT really sees Tsai Ing-wen

October 22, 2012
Taipei Times

Taipei Times
AIT has nothing but praise for Tsai

By John J. Tkacik /
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 - Page 8

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is a remarkably talented person. However, don’t take my word for it. It is a view secretly shared by US diplomats in Taipei whose job it is to gather intelligence on Taiwanese politics.

TKACIK: White House bickering and Taiwan’s F-16s

September 21, 2012
The Washington Times


The Washington Times

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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TKACIK: White House bickering and Taiwan’s F-16s


Remembering the August 1982 Communique

September 18, 2012
Taipei Times


TRANSLATION: 我的歷程 – 伍修權 "My Journey" - General Wu Xiuquan's Autobiography

September 18, 2012

I, long ago, from 1986 to 1988, translated these 90 pages of  PLA General Wu Xiuquan’s(伍修權) autobiography, “My Journey” (or “My Career” or “My Curriculum Vitae” or something)  我的歷程. . . . then got distracted and in the meantime have misplaced my copy . . . 

Stop Underestimating China's Military

September 4, 2012
The Washington Post




Chinese Intel Colleges graduate 240-400 spies a year

June 24, 2012
China Business Intelligence

  I thought this was interesting – one might deduce that these intelligence colleges were producing about 240-500 intel officers a year  . . . but I’m sure that’s vastly understated for the benefit of the Daily Telegraph


Cambridge researcher claims to have found backdoor on Chinese made chip?

May 28, 2012
China Business Intelligence

  This is slightly less cut-and-dried malevolence than it first appeared. Here is a link to a review of the paper.

Analysis: Geography, not economy, counts in China's rebalancing

May 28, 2012

 Someone sent me an interesting analysis from Reuters on China's economic development (

Washington clear on administration of the Senkakus

May 23, 2012
Financial Times

 To the Editor of the Financial Times

2012 - Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Aggression

March 28, 2012
House Committee on Foreign Affairs

TESTIMONY FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS ________________________________________________________________________ Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One:

Military and Economic Aggression

March 28, 2012

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Senior Fellow, Director Future Asia Project

International Assessment and Strategy Center


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