The "Third China" in the 21st Century


Visits by top China delegations to Pyongyang coincided with Clinton's

September 9, 2009
GeoStrategy Direct

by John J. Tkacik

The curious appearances in Pyongyang of senior Chinese propaganda and intelligence delegations simultaneous to Bill Clinton's early August visit coincided with false rumors that China had halted "vanadium" shipments to North Korea and had shut down a copper mine operation in the country. The Clinton visit turned out to be a propaganda coup for "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il. Is there more to China-North Korea amity than meets the untrained eye?

Media Analysis: China Ties with North Korea Undiminished

September 22, 2009

Media Analysis: China Ties with North Korea Undiminished


Technology Transfer from Taiwan to China: Is there a Risk?

April 4, 2003
Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion

 Technology Transfer from Taiwan to China: Is there a Risk?

by John J. Tkacik, Jr.

For two decades, American foreign policy operated on the premise that trade with China would have an inevitable liberalizing effect. This persisted after the Tiananmen crisis, and even after the 1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis when Beijing attempted to intimidate Taiwanese voters from casting ballots for President Lee Teng-hui. It was at the foundation of Clinton's China policy and apparently undergirds the Bush policy as well.

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.

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]

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

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":

“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 . . .

Time for Washington to Take a Realistic Look at China Policy

December 22, 2003

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Tkacik says Arms Sale Freeze Violated Taiwan Relations Act

July 18, 2008
China Times Online Edition

 Tkacik says Arms Sale Freeze Violated Taiwan Relations Act


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