Opinions/Analysis

Letter to the Editor: China's industrial might

April 19, 2010

The perception of 44 percent of Americans that "China is already the world's top economic power," while modestly inaccurate, alas is not so "completely at odds with the facts," as Arthur Kroeber would have your readers believe ["Five myths about China's economy," Outlook, April 11]. In pure exchange rate terms, China's $5 trillion gross domestic product is about a third of America's $14 trillion economy. But as most economists would admit, China's renminbi currency is grossly undervalued.


The Rising Chinese Superpower

April 19, 2010
Public Affairs Luncheon Group of Dallas, Texas

 The Rising Chinese Superpower

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Thank you Joan. The last time I spoke to you all here at the Dallas Public Affairs Luncheon Club was on January 16, 2006. Perhaps some of you here this afternoon remember me from four years ago -- I’m afraid that my presentation was pretty pessimistic. I confess, I had a number of skeptical -- if not hostile -- questions from you-all in the audience.


Sea of Blood, Year of Friendship: China-North Korean Relations in 2009

June 12, 2009
Jamestown China Brief

[Unedited]

Sea of Blood, Year of Friendship: China-North Korean Relations in 2009
 

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.

It is apparent that North Korea had been preparing for the May 25 nuclear weapons test since late last year, after the U.S. presidential election and while North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il was recuperating from a debilitating stroke he suffered last summer. And it seems that the Chinese leadership was well aware of the internal political dynamics propelling Pyongyang toward a nuclear bomb.


The Taiwan Conundrum: Maritime Security Capacity Building in East Asia Before a Taiwan Strait Settlement

March 10, 2010
Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 30

 The Taiwan Conundrum:
Maritime Security Capacity Building in East Asia Before a Taiwan Strait Settlement

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.


Hu you gonna to call? Pyongyang gets Chinese advice on Bill Clinton

August 17, 2009
Draft

 Hu you gonna to call? Pyongyang gets Chinese advice on Bill Clinton

By John J. Tkacik, Jr.


Visits by top China delegations to Pyongyang coincided with Clinton's

September 9, 2009
GeoStrategy Direct

by John J. Tkacik

The curious appearances in Pyongyang of senior Chinese propaganda and intelligence delegations simultaneous to Bill Clinton's early August visit coincided with false rumors that China had halted "vanadium" shipments to North Korea and had shut down a copper mine operation in the country. The Clinton visit turned out to be a propaganda coup for "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il. Is there more to China-North Korea amity than meets the untrained eye?


Media Analysis: China Ties with North Korea Undiminished

September 22, 2009
Unpublished

Media Analysis: China Ties with North Korea Undiminished

 


Technology Transfer from Taiwan to China: Is there a Risk?

April 4, 2003
Unpublished Remarks for Panel Discussion

 Technology Transfer from Taiwan to China: Is there a Risk?

by John J. Tkacik, Jr.

For two decades, American foreign policy operated on the premise that trade with China would have an inevitable liberalizing effect. This persisted after the Tiananmen crisis, and even after the 1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis when Beijing attempted to intimidate Taiwanese voters from casting ballots for President Lee Teng-hui. It was at the foundation of Clinton's China policy and apparently undergirds the Bush policy as well.


With Repression in Tibet, Rethink Olympics

March 18, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #1858

by John Tkacik, Jr. 

Unofficial calls for a general boycott of China's Olympics have gotten Beijing's attention, but Beijing remains confident that Hollywood celebrities are neither serious about nor capable of achieving a boycott.


Magnequench: Rare Earths, CFIUS and China's Thirst for U.S. Defense Technology

May 2, 2008
HERITAGE FOUNDATION WEBMEMO #1913

by John J. Tkacik, Jr.  
 
One of Senator Hillary Clinton's Asia policy advisers quit her presidential campaign several days ago, complaining that the candidate was engaging in "gratuitous China bashing."[1] And, in fact, the Senator has of late been engaged in a jeremiad on China.[2]


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