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Taiwan’S Policy Toward The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute And The Implications For The Us, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang, Gwendolyn Stamper Oct 2014

Taiwan’S Policy Toward The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute And The Implications For The Us, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang, Gwendolyn Stamper

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The long-standing but subdued territorial disputes over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, known as Diaoyu in China, Diaoyutai in Taiwan, and Senkaku in Japan, reignited in September 2012 when the Japanese government “nationalized” the islands in a purported “purchase” to pre-empt the controversial purchase proposed by the then-governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara. While most analysts focus their attention on the rising tensions between China and Japan and the implications for the United States, Taiwan (officially Republic of China, or ROC) is also a claimant and somehow managed to make its presence known through a delicate ...


Asean And Recent Tensions In The South China Sea, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2014

Asean And Recent Tensions In The South China Sea, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This chapter examines how ASEAN as a regional organization has responded to recent South China Sea disputes and maritime incidents amidst the emerging geostrategic competition between the U.S. and mainland China. It first traces the key drivers contributing to the heightened tensions, including the claimant states' legal maneuvers (domestic laws and UN Convention on the Law of Seas), the U.S. "Pivot" (or Rebalancing) Policy, and the claimants' increasing unilateral measures to create "facts on the ground." It then reviews ASEAN's successes and failures in forging institutional responses to mainland China's increasingly assertive moves by discussing its ...