The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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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Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion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.


2002: Parsing the U.S.-Taiwan "Alliance"

July 20, 2002
Issues and Studies

 The U.S.-Taiwan Alliance: Who’s in Charge?*

 by John J. Tkacik

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Why the Department of Homeland Security Should Control Visas

July 12, 2002
HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER #1569

 There is universal agreement in the Administration that the U.S. consuls abroad who adjudicate visa applications for foreigners and hopeful immigrants are among those on the first line of defense against global terrorism.1 The visa system in place on September 11 failed in this responsibility, allowing many of the terrorists to enter the United States unnoticed and bearing genuine visas.2


Gathering Clouds: One Country, Two Systems Isn't Working

June 28, 2002
The Wall Street Journal Asia

 By John J. Tkacik

Hong Kong has now been part of China for five years and only a few of the dire predictions of economic malaise and political suffocation that were so widespread among international pundits before 1997 have come true so far. But there are worrying signs of trouble ahead.


Why the Time Is Right for a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan

June 3, 2002
HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER

 The International Trade Commission (ITC) is preparing a report for Congress and the executive branch on the advisability of negotiating a formal free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan, one of America's top trading partners. Indeed, a bill already drafted by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)1 would authorize the Administration to negotiate such an agreement on a "fast track" basis. Consideration of this bill awaits the release of the ITC report, due out later this summer.


Who's Hu? Assessing China's Heir Apparent, Hu Jintao

April 19, 2002
HERITAGE FOUNDATION BACKGROUNDER

 A Biographical Look at Vice President Hu Jintao

John Tkacik


Free Speech: Beijing Prepares to Censor Bush

February 21, 2002
The Wall Street Journal Asia

 By John J. Tkacik

 

It has become a tradition before every visit by a U.S. president for Beijing to promise not to censor his remarks. This latest trip by George W. Bush is no exception. Speaking on Feb. 6, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman pledged that Mr. Bush's press conference today, and his speech at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University tomorrow, will be broadcast live and -- most importantly -- uncut.


The United States Should Encourage India and Pakistan to Disengage

January 25, 2002
HERITAGE FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM

 by Dana Dillon and John J Tkacik, Jr.

Recent events have again pushed South Asia to the brink of war. On December 13, 2001, Pakistan-based terrorists attacked India's parliament, killing 14 people. India's reaction, however justified, has turned a gross criminal act into a military standoff. Both countries sent heavy troops to their common border and brandished the nuclear option.


Needed: A Strong Response to Beijing's Boycott of Foreign Businesses Dealing with Taiwan

September 7, 2001
HERITAGE FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM

 On August 31, the Asian Wall Street Journal reported that China had barred a top Swiss-American investment bank, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), from making future business deals in China because it had hosted a Taiwan government-backed investment promotion in Europe and a conference in Hong Kong. Following this news, two U.S. securities houses, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, reportedly cancelled their plans to provide similar services to Taiwan.


China-Taiwan Dialogue Could Begin at the APEC Summit

August 21, 2001
HERITAGE FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM

by  John Tkacik, Jr.


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