Opinions/Analysis

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.


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.


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.


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


Death Threats

July 24, 2001
China OnLine

By John J. Tkacik


The Ah-Bian Surprise?

March 16, 2000
China OnLine

 

 By John J. Tkacik


It Depends on What "One China" Means

September 13, 1999
The Washington Times

 By John J. Tkacik


Beijing Hardliners Gain Stronger Hand as China's WTO Hopes to Go Up in Smoke

May 11, 1999
China OnLine

 Hopes for China's quick entry into the World Trade Organization, or for it to achieve permanent "Normal Trade Relations" status, are going up in the smoke of China's pulverized Belgrade Embassy -- and the US Consul General's now burned-out residence in Chengdu.


Admiral Joseph Prueher's Name Floated as Next U.S. Ambassador to China

May 6, 1999
China OnLine

By John J. Tkacik

 The former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Joseph Prueher, is back in the U.S.-China news, with Washington Post political columnist Al Kamen yesterday reporting the White House will name Prueher (pronounced pree-yer) to replace former U.S. Senator James Sasser as the next U.S. ambassador in Beijing.

A spokesman for the White House today would not confirm Kamen's report.


Information Ministry Chief's Resignation is a Letter to Bill Clinton

May 4, 1999
China OnLine

 A worthy journalistic competitor to ChinaOnline brings us news today that China's top telecommunications official has tendered his resignation in protest of Premier Zhu Rongji's concessions to U.S. trade negotiators on China's World Trade Organization (5/4/1999) membership.


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