Post Tagged with: "Taiwan"

Trump, China, and the History of Hawkish Republican Campaign Rhetoric

Trump, China, and the History of Hawkish Republican Campaign Rhetoric

Trump may ‘normalise’ his attitude to China after inauguration. If he does not, the consequences of such a strategy of provocation are potentially catastrophic.

A New Page for Taiwan and China

A New Page for Taiwan and China

Taiwan needs more voice in the international sphere and China needs to respect democratic values and stop using coercive means to force Taiwan to unify with China.

Review – Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy

Review – Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy

The strategic and operational value of the Taiwan Strait reaffirms that the continuation of cross-Strait peace and stability is vital to U.S. national interests.

The Implications of the Xi-Ma Meeting for China-Taiwan Relations

The Implications of the Xi-Ma Meeting for China-Taiwan Relations

Cross-Strait relations are merely one factor in the voting calculus of the Taiwanese electorate, and Beijing still does not formally recognise the existence of Taiwan.

The Geopolitics of Religious Performance in Twenty-First Century Taiwan

The Geopolitics of Religious Performance in Twenty-First Century Taiwan

Through a local symbol of resistance, Taiwanese people can feel capable of ‘resisting’ Chinese domination: a parallel with Nazha’s resistance to his father’s authority.

Review – Popular Protest in China

Review – Popular Protest in China

Those who make the arduous trek through this at times dense book will be well-rewarded with a perspective that is careful not to paint with broad brushstrokes when discussing protests in China.

Nuclear Disaster in Taiwan: An Ignored Factor in the US-China Relationship

Nuclear Disaster in Taiwan: An Ignored Factor in the US-China Relationship

A major incident at any nuclear power plant in Taiwan could quite possibly lead, in a worst-case scenario, to a failed state. This could open up space for China and the US to compete in the ensuing political vacuum.

Chinese Leadership Transition and Cross-Strait Relations: Continuity Amid Uncertainty

Chinese Leadership Transition and Cross-Strait Relations: Continuity Amid Uncertainty

Although the upcoming Chinese leadership transition inevitably injects a degree of uncertainty into its relations vis-à-vis Taiwan, both history and the recent successes of Beijing’s cross-Strait policy make drastic changes unlikely.

Ma Victory Signals (Cautious) Continuity in Taiwan

Ma Victory Signals (Cautious) Continuity in Taiwan

Taiwan’s incumbent Nationalist Party (KMT) president, Mr. Ma Ing-jeou, emerged from the January 14 polls victorious with 51.6% of the popular vote in a peaceful, competitive election. But what does it mean?

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Recent years have seen the intensification of political tensions between various states in the Pacific and East Asia. The rise of China as a military and economic power has necessarily triggered concern in the region, causing nations to reexamine their air-power procurement and development plans.

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