Opinions/Analysis

Taiwan's Missile Referendum

January 21, 2004
The Heritage Foundation

  


Taiwan Boosts Defense, Must Do More

March 1, 2004
Defense News

  


Needed: A Realistic Look at China Policy

December 2, 2003
The Heritage Foundation

  Published on December 2, 2003


Propaganda Case Study: Wikileaks on HU JINTAO IN CHARGE OF TIBET POLICY; LEADERSHIP

July 4, 2011
China Business Intelligence

 This is a useful cable - it reflects a very disciplined, all-source assault by the MSS and Central Propaganda Dept on Embassy poloffs to 


Wen Jiabao and Zeng Qinghong (2): Perspectives on the 'Two Centers' of China’s Fourth Generation:

May 24, 2004
Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes and Ideas after the 16th Party Congress

BIOGRAPHIC ESSAY (2)


HOW THE PLA SEES NORTH KOREA

August 8, 2006
Shaping China's Security Environment: The Role of the People's Liberation Army

PART III

ASSESSING NORTHEAST ASIA

CHAPTER 7

HOW THE PLA SEES NORTH KOREA

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Introduction: Was North Korea Worth Fighting For?


State Department Legal Advisor: The Legal Status of Taiwan

July 13, 1971
Foreign Relations of the United States

 Memorandum
July 13, 1971

To: EA/ROC – Mr. Charles T. Sylvester
From: L/EA – Robert I. Starr
Subject: Legal Status of Taiwan

You have asked for a comprehensive memorandum analyzing the question of the legal status of Taiwan in terms suitable for Congressional presentation. Attached is a paper that should serve this purpose. It is drawn mainly from the February 3, 1961 Czyzak memorandum, and contains no sensitive information or reference to classified documents.

Concurrence: L – Mr. Salans


TAIWAN DEPENDENCE: The Trade and Investment Dimension of Cross-Strait Politics

July 30, 2001

 

 By John Tkacik

When Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Chen Shui-bian announced he was running for the country's presidency in June 1999, Washington policy-makers were alarmed. The prospect of a DPP politician actually winning Taiwan's presidency and moving toward "Taiwan Independence" – a long-held dream of the DPP – was a nightmare that Pentagon planners and State Department diplomats have often war-gamed in scenarios that inevitably provoke China into armed conflict.


Is the Clinton Administration Still Committed to the “Six Assurances”?

February 18, 2000

 Washington's official policy toward Taiwan has been based on the "Taiwan Relations Act" – which takes precedence over the U.S.-China Communiques by virtue of its status as the "law of the land" – and by the lesser-known "Six Assurances." This paper describes the "Six Assurances" and assesses the Clinton Administration's faithfulness to these commitments made by a previous administration directly to the Taiwan government.

The "Six Assurances"


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