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The Rise Of China, The Rise Of India, And The Changing Geopolitics Of Asia: Contending Perspectives On India-China Relations, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2012

The Rise Of China, The Rise Of India, And The Changing Geopolitics Of Asia: Contending Perspectives On India-China Relations, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

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An important global development in the first decade of the 21st century is the rise of large developing countries. Grouped as BRICs,1 these fast growing nations have catapulted over the "emerging economies" status and are poised to play greater roles on the world stage. Table 1 establishes the increasing importance of BRICs vis-a-vis established great powers. It also shows long-term trends that portend the changing balance of power in world political and economic affairs. Of particular note is the rise of China and India-the two most populous nations on earth that together make up nearly two-fifths of humankind. The ...


How Can Taiwan Enter The United Nations?: Implications Of The Roc's Quest For International Recognition, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 1997

How Can Taiwan Enter The United Nations?: Implications Of The Roc's Quest For International Recognition, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Most existing literature on the issue of Taiwan's admittance into the United Nations (UN) focuses on why Taiwan should have a seat in the UN, by invoking the UN's principle of universality. This paper focuses on how: the strategies and approaches.1

The government of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan has so far adopted an open-ended yet passive strategy. In 1993 it knocked on the UN's door for the first time since 1971, when the People's Republic of China (PRC) replaced it in the UN. Taiwan requested seven Central American states to ask the ...


All Dressed Up But Not Invited To The Party: Can Taiwan Join The United Nations Now The Cold War Is Over?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 1996

All Dressed Up But Not Invited To The Party: Can Taiwan Join The United Nations Now The Cold War Is Over?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

History is full of ironies and surprises. The end of the Cold War has injected some new vitality to the once moribund United Nations. Originally formed to promote peace, security, and cooperation among the world's nations, the United Nations, however, until recently was made alternately ineffective and irrelevant by the East-West and the North-South conflicts. But thanks to an increasing need for global governance in the post-Cold War era, the United Nations seems suddenly thrust back into limelight. It is entrusted to play an even more forceful role on a wide array of important issues in the future, from ...


How Can Taiwan Enter The United Nations? History, Issues, And Approaches, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Oct 1994

How Can Taiwan Enter The United Nations? History, Issues, And Approaches, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper examines the history and issues related to, as well as offers some suggestions to, Taiwan's efforts to enter the United Nations. It first juxtaposes the UN's idealism (universal representation) with its realism (power politics) and reviews the evolution of the China representation issue in light of the changing politics in the United Nations. Then it tests Taiwan's statehood, which is requisite for UN membership, and discusses the domestic and international reasons for Taiwan's UN bid. In the final section, the paper demonstrates the prerequisites, models, and approaches for Taiwan's reentry into the United ...