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The Chen Shui-Bian Administrations Mainland Policy: Toward A Modus Vivendi Or Continued Stalemate?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Oct 2002

The Chen Shui-Bian Administrations Mainland Policy: Toward A Modus Vivendi Or Continued Stalemate?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article discusses the main elements of the Chen Shui-bian administration's cross-Strait policy, analyzes the policy's key domestic and international determinants, and offers a preliminary assessment on the policy. Chen's crossStrait policy adheres to Taiwan's "economic security" approach to national security. Whereas the previous Lee administration sought to safeguard national security by reducing economic dependence on the mainland, Chen's policy strives to normalize cross-Strait economic relations as an important pillar to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Although Chen has accelerated his political maturation, his China policy continues to be constrained by various factors ...


Asymmetric War? Implications For China's Information Warfare Strategies, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2002

Asymmetric War? Implications For China's Information Warfare Strategies, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This essay discusses the emerging discourse and capability of the PRC on information warfare (IW) and the implications of such developments on cross-Strait and US-PRC relations. It finds that the PRC's endeavors in IW stem from the conviction among certain well-informed writers in the PLA that IW occupies a crucial place for a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in China's military modernization. Chinese strategists explore IW's potential for China to wage an "asymmetric war" (defined as the use of surprise force by a weaker party against a stronger but vulnerable adversary) by applying traditional strategems (e.g ...


Globalization And The Developmental State: Reflections On The Asian Financial Crisis, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2002

Globalization And The Developmental State: Reflections On The Asian Financial Crisis, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This chapter discusses the challenges that globalization poses to the developmental state. It argues that the crisis induced by participation in the global economy has made it imperative to reform, but not jettison, the state. It will begin with an argument for placing the present globalization in a longer historical context. Then, it will contrast two different theories on the East Asian economic miracle that are relevant to the discussions on globalization. It will then show the degree of Asia's globalization in light of certain commonly used indicators so as to establish a partial account of the Asian financial ...


September 11 And U.S. Relations With Asia: Change And Continuity, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2002

September 11 And U.S. Relations With Asia: Change And Continuity, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

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