Breaking with Taiwan is Chinese Precondition for Vatican Thaw
Policy Memorandum for the President-Elect Regarding Taiwan
Donald Trump Has Disrupted Years of Broken Taiwan Policy
Trump’s bold move harkens back to the clarity of the Reagan years.
John J. Tkacik
December 5, 2016
Personal thoughts on the ancient history and recent influences of Overseas Chinese communities in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific region and their implications for Future Asia
The Asia-Pacific and the ‘Third China’ in the 21stCentury
By John J. Tkacik
The Emperor’s Mysterious Map and the South China Sea
By John J. Tkacik / Contributing reporter
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 - Page 12
Half a ‘consensus’ worse than none
By John J. Tkacik /
Sat, May 28, 2016 - Page 8
The attached .pdf is a photocopy of a Chronology of Formosan History from 605 a.d. to 1942 prepared in 1943 at the U.S. Department of State. I recovered it from the National Archives files of the Office of Chinese Affairs at the State Department. While it is over 30 pages long and reflects dated research, it remains a fascinating summary of the island's history from ancient times through the Japanese colonial period and should prove invaluable to all scholars of Taiwan's history.
… First, assume US fighters have a 100% kill rate, and Chinese fighters have a 0% kill rate . . . Oops! We still lose.
Comment: I would take this article more seriously if Xinjiang separatists ever managed to get small arms ... until then, I can't see that it's a real problem for the Public Security Ministry...
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