The "Third China" in the 21st Century


China's 'S&M' journal goes too far on Kore

September 1, 2004
Asia Times

China hands in Washington have been abuzz in the past week with rumors that Beijing was preparing a policy shift on North Korea. But American, Korean and Japanese policymakers shouldn't think China is on the verge of altering its unbending support for North Korea simply because recently a well-meaning Chinese economist, Wang Zhongwen, managed to publish a thoughtful piece on Beijing's misguided North Korea policies. Alas, it was not to be, although teasing the truth from the hype takes a little work.

America's adversaries, China's friends

July 16, 2009
Washington Times

"In the world today, virtually all of America's adversaries are China's friends." This remarkable observation was made in South China's popular Guangzhou Daily by Yuan Peng, a U.S.-trained expert serving China's Ministry of State Security, in a November 2007 article titled "America's three major schemes to impede China's rise."

China: No longer 'rising'

October 8, 2009
Washington Times

Beijing's 60th National Day celebrations last week featured a "Springtime for Mao" battalion of high-stepping, 5-foot-11 female army recruits decked out in hot magenta miniskirts, white boots and petite submachine guns.

The Anti-TRA: China's Anti-secession Law and the impact on U.S. Relations with Taiwan.

For presentation and discussion at a conference on Taiwan Relations Act Entering Its 30th Anniversary: Continuities, Changes, and Challenges
Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Beijing's "Anti-Secession Law" of March 14, 2005, marked the end of the tacit understanding that Washington and Beijing have shared since December 16, 1978, under which Beijing pretended to pursue a policy of peaceful unification while Washington pretended to pursue a one-China policy.

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