The "Third China" in the 21st Century


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Unpublished - Event Introduction for “China’s Tibet?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


071808 - 譚慎格:美凍結對台軍售 違反台灣關係法





Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific

June 19, 2008

Ma Ying-jeou, inaugurated as Taiwan's new president on May 20, 2008, has pledged to strengthen Taiwan's economic and political relationships with China. At the same time, he has good reason to preserve Taiwan's separate identity, and the U.S. has good reason to support him.

US China Relations—Strategic Partner or Strategic Competitor? And the Challenges of Chinese Intelligence

July 30, 2007
Joint Counterintelligence Academy

Presented to the Joint Counterintelligence Academy
July 30, 2007

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

US China Relations—Strategic Partner or Strategic Competitor? And the Challenges of Chinese Intelligence

China’s Current Domestic Affairs-- Overview:

The Emerging Chinese Communist Superpower

Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?

October 24, 2008

Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?

October 24th, 2008

I. Introduction

The following are comments on the editorial "Has the Next Great Leader of North Korea Been Announced?” by Rudiger Frank. John J. Tkacik, Jr, is the Senior Research Fellow in Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Rudiger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society and Vice Director of the East Asian Institute at the University of Vienna.


Zimbabwe’s Enabler: How Chinese Arms Keep Mugabe in Power

July 16, 2008

by Brett Schaefer and John Tkacik, Jr. 

China: Wealthy State, Strong Army -- and a Powerful Party

September 23, 2008

For over a decade, China's industrial and military strength has expanded with breathtaking speed. As one economist succinctly noted, China's economic growth "is losing its capacity to shock . . . however astonishing it would be elsewhere."[1]

Mongolia's Current Political Situation: Implications for the OSCE

July 31, 2008
US Congressional Commission on the OSCE

I know that the members of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe are serious observers of Eurasian events and that you are con­cerned about the direction of Mongolia's democracy after the June 29, 2008, parliamentary election. I, too, am concerned. Mongolia was once thought of as a vast but isolated Central Asian desert with little relevance to the strategic interests of metropolitan Europe or East Asia. And, indeed, as recently as a quarter-centu­ry ago, that was a valid view.

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