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Refunctionalizing A Frayed American China-Taiwan Policy: Incrementalism Or Paradigmatic Shift?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang, Liao Da-Chi Oct 2004

Refunctionalizing A Frayed American China-Taiwan Policy: Incrementalism Or Paradigmatic Shift?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang, Liao Da-Chi

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This paper is interested in exploring whether it is possible for the US. to pursue parallel relationships with Taiwan and China, that is, whether US.-Taiwan relations can be "decoupled" from the Washington-Beijing relationship? This paper uses a spatial model to review how US-Taiwan relations have evolved since 1949, when the reality of two Chinas set in with the founding of the PRC. It discusses the increasingly unbalanced "dual track" framework of current US. policy toward China and Taiwan and contrasts the changing contexts between the SCP's time and the present post-Cold War era. It examines those most important ...


How Chen Shui-Bian Won: The 2004 Taiwan Presidential Election And Its Lmplications, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jul 2004

How Chen Shui-Bian Won: The 2004 Taiwan Presidential Election And Its Lmplications, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The year 2004 is the year of elections. In addition to America's race for the White House, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan all have national elections to replace their executives or legislators. But of these, only Taiwan's (the official name remains Republic of China, ROC for short) March 20 presidential election, combined with a first-ever nationwide referendum, meant high-stake international consequences involving two nuclear giants- the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC, or China).