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2012 - Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Aggression

March 28, 2012
House Committee on Foreign Affairs

TESTIMONY FOR THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS ________________________________________________________________________ Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One:

Military and Economic Aggression

March 28, 2012

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Senior Fellow, Director Future Asia Project

International Assessment and Strategy Center

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Future Asia


Removing the Taiwan Stone from Asia’s Great “Gō” Game: Thoughts on Taiwan’s Geographic and Demographic Role in Asia-Pacific Security

February 28, 2012
National Identity and Economic Interest: Taiwan's Competing Options and Their Implications for Regional Stability

Chapter 11

 

Removing the Taiwan Stone from Asia’s Great “Gō” Game: Thoughts on Taiwan’s Geographic and Demographic Role in Asia-Pacific Security

John J. Tkacik, Jr.

I. Introduction


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 


Chinese Central Propaganda Department says "make America target of criticism"

June 27, 2011
China Digital Times

 

CDT is run by an adjunct professor out of UCal Berkeley, but it has generally seemed reliable on propaganda administration issues . . . This is a window into how the Central Propaganda Department manages political debate in internet chatrooms and listservs . . . and how the CCP/CPD manages search engine censorship . . . The most illuminating bit, of course, is how the CCP/CPD has instructed its commentators to “make America the target” of criticism about the dangers of democratization.

 

 



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Is the U.S. letting its nuclear arsenal collapse?

June 27, 2011
Financial Times

 To repeat, as the Financial Times does, that “world’s nine nuclear-armed powers” will spend $1 trillion over ten years on the “procurement and modernization” of nuclear weapons only befogs the nuclear disarmament debate (Nuclear-armed countries to spend $1,000bn this decade, June 19).

More helpful would have been some FT reference to the fact that, while the U.S. is dismantling its own nuclear arsenal, China is the world’s busiest builder of nuclear weapons.

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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

Tsunami speeds up key Japan lithium battery plant’s move to China

March 30, 2011
WSJ

A Japanese factory that produces polyvinylidene fluoride substrate for 70% of the lithium-ion batteries on earth – and all the batteries for Apple’s iPad – was destroyed in the March 11 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami. Kureha Corp. says it was “already thinking about shifting some of our production to the States and China. We will now accelerate these plans."  A move will be a loss to Japan -- and ideally, the plant should remain there -- but if it must move, let's hope most of the operations come to the U.S. -- not to China.



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HSBC move makes Chinese Yuan “more tradable”

March 30, 2011
WSJ

 

 HSBC move makes Chinese Yuan “more tradable”: Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp has launched an offshore currency index for the Chinese renminbi yuan which, while only a microfraction of current global foreign exchange trade volume, certainly makes the yuan “more tradeable.” It also is a step that strengthens confidence in the yuan as an international trading medium. http://blogs.wsj.com/exchange/2011/03/30/hsbc-launches-offshore-yuan-index/



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U.S. imports goods from China – exports empty cardboard boxes

March 30, 2011
WSJ

 

In a sobering article, The Wall Street Journal analyzes the scrap paper industry in Southern California. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870436040457620625058552117...



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