Opinions/Analysis

A Little Credit, Please, for China

February 4, 1998
The Washington Post

By John J. Tkacik and Dean Cheng

 For most of the past five years, China has been Rodney Dangerfield in Washington -- "it just don't get no respect." But in the current Asian currency meltdown, China's stance deserves everyone's respect.


Human Rights and Security Issues: Hurdles on China's Olympic Track to Respectability

August 10, 2001
HERITAGE FOUNDATION EXECMEMO

 by John Tkacik, Jr.


Seven Years on Good Behavior

July 17, 2001
China OnLine

 by John Tkacik, Jr.


Taiwan's Presidential Inauguration Democracy Rules

May 19, 2000
China OnLine

By John J. Tkacik

Mr. Chen Shui-bian will be sworn in as Taiwan's new president tomorrow because he played by the rules. Perhaps more than any other politician in Taiwan - or in China, for that matter - attorney Chen Shui-bian understands that democracy is played according to constitutional rules which legitimate both the political system and the leaders it elects. Although the President-elect is a firm believer in "Taiwan Independence," he was elected under the constitution of the "Republic of China," and - well - that makes him Chinese.


Fraying Nationalists Offer Taiwan's New President Greatest Challenge

March 20, 2000
China OnLine

 

By John J. Tkacik

 With the defeat of the Nationalist Party who have ruled the island since 1949, Taiwan's President-elect Chen Shui-bian has vastly more to worry about than Beijing's sullen silence or Washington's nagging as he prepares this Monday morning for his post-election transition meeting with top advisors and aides.


The 2000 Taiwan Election: Democracy on Steroids

March 17, 2000
China OnLine

 

By John J. Tkacik

Democracy in Taiwan is fully caffeinated. It tingles, makes you nervous, gets the blood pumping through the veins. Taiwan's 22 million people include 15 million voters -- of whom 75% are expected to vote tomorrow in the island's second presidential election.


Chinese People's Volunteers in the Korean War: Lessons Learned

June 6, 2011
(October 2003)
 
FROM SURPRISE TO STALEMATE:
WHAT THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY LEARNED

FROM THE KOREAN WAR — A HALF-CENTURY LATER
John J. Tkacik, Jr.
INTRODUCTION
 
It is a paradox that the Korean War — the People’s Liberation
Army’s (PLA) first real taste of “positional warfare” — is held out
by the PLA’s historians and tactical instructors as proof of Mao

James R. Lilley - China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia

July 15, 2004
The Heritage Foundation

TRANSCRIPT

China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia
July 15, 2004
 

Featuring:
Ambassador James R. Lilley
Author

Hosted by:
Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D.
Vice President for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation


China Deconstructs: The "One China" Dilemma

April 17, 2010
Hong Kong Economic Journal

BOOK REVIEW

The "One China" Dilemma
Edited by Peter C.Y. Chow
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, 336 pages, US$95.00

Reviewed by John J. Tkacik

When China ruled the seas 600 years ago, between 1407 and 1433, the "treasure fleets" (baochuan 寶船) of the Ming emperor Yongle (永樂) transited the Taiwan Strait fourteen times.


Tkacik says Taiwan to lose comparative advantage if it signs ECFA

April 30, 2010
Liberty Times - Taiwan

Tkacik says Taiwan to lose comparative advantage if it signs ECFA

譚慎格:簽ECFA 台灣將失原有優勢

〔駐美特派員曹郁芬/華府二十八日報導〕美國學者譚慎格今天表示,台灣如果和中國先簽署ECFA,再和美國簽自由貿易協定(FTA),就等於為中國打開一道自由貿易的後門,讓他對支持美台簽署FTA持保留態度。
譚慎格說,台灣的產業外移現象雖早已發生,但台灣的半導體和高科技產業在兩岸簽署ECFA後,會加速往中國移轉,讓台灣失去原本的經濟優勢,而且白領階級來台灣搶工作機會的情況會增加。

台若被併吞 不符美利益

他批評,兩岸ECFA的談判太神秘,等大家看到最後結果會太晚了。
台灣人公共事務會今天在國會舉辦美台FTA座談會,邀請譚慎格與美國前亞太副助卿薛瑞福出席。

薛瑞福表示,他不反對兩岸簽署貿易協定,但談判和簽署過程應該透明,且對台灣人民有利,最重要的是,台灣要有避險計劃,不能因為ECFA完全依賴中國。


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