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
For presentation and discussion at a conference on Taiwan Relations Act Entering Its 30th Anniversary: Continuities, Changes, and Challenges
Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Beijing's "Anti-Secession Law" of March 14, 2005, marked the end of the tacit understanding that Washington and Beijing have shared since December 16, 1978, under which Beijing pretended to pursue a policy of peaceful unification while Washington pretended to pursue a one-China policy.
China's Quest for a Superpower Military
John J. Tkacik
Remarks at the Heritage Foundation - October 23, 2008
by John Tkacik
Half a ‘consensus’ worse than none
John Tkacik explains how the Chinese government is investing in high technology on CNN.
January 30, 2009
4:00 - Critical Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
U.S.-China: illusions of partnership
By John J. Tkacik, Jr.
The central question for world peace in the 21st Century is “can we assume that China will be a partner for peace rather than an enabler of instability?”
The short answer is “I'm afraid not.” If global peace requires a stable international policy structure that encompasses the following goals:
China: An Unkind Century
Author: John Tkacik 
The Twentieth Century was unkind to the Chinese people. It began with the collapse in 1911 of the last imperial dynasty after decades of corruption, inept governance and social disintegration. From the wreckage of empire, provincial warlords struggled for power and profit at the expense of the people.
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.
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