Economic Integration, Democratization and National Security by Peter C. Y. Chow PDF

By Peter C. Y. Chow

ISBN-10: 1845429788

ISBN-13: 9781845429782

`Professor Chow has prepare an exceptional number of papers interpreting the most very important political and financial matters in East Asia. the point of interest is on Taiwan, yet numerous chapters deal individually with the USA, China, North Korea, Japan, and the ecu. it is a very important booklet for these attracted to modern East Asia.' - Thomas J. Bellows, The collage of Texas at San Antonio and Editor, American magazine of chinese language experiences

the united states coverage of assisting a democratic Taiwan whereas at the same time enticing China is a fragile and complicated stability, with results severe to monetary, safeguard and strategic pursuits in Asia. while, emerging Taiwanese identification amid the rising energy of China maintains to switch the paradigm. The participants to this quantity discover the political and financial dimensions of this advanced and urgent factor.

even if the US-China courting evolves as considered one of `strategic companions' or `strategic opponents' will considerably impact strength kinfolk among Washington, Beijing and Taipei. extra in general, it's going to set the tone for peace, balance and prosperity within the Asia Pacific. Peter Chow examines the aptitude difficulty, in addition to mitigating affects, through investigating political, financial and protection concerns affecting cross-Taiwan Strait family members. He offers large insurance of contemporary alterations of coverage in Taiwan, China and the united states, with detailed emphasis at the changes of American coverage on Taiwanese id amid its democratization. An total evaluate of present US rules towards China in line with `realism' and `idealism' illustrates the transferring US-China-Taiwan relations.

This insightful therapy could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, political economic climate, overseas family, Asian reviews, political technological know-how and economics. Civic leaders and representatives of curiosity teams concerned with US-China-Taiwan family members will locate the amount of serious worth of their paintings.

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Hence, the US has the capability to cope with China’s challenge by pursuing these four strategies to safeguard its economic, security and strategic interests, to support a democratic Taiwan in the international community, and to participate in a US–Taiwan FTA. Therefore, if appropriately managed, the US will benefit from its vigorous and progressive policy, while it derives no benefit from its current passive policy of maintaining the cross-Strait status quo. On the contrary, the US should take the initiative to change the status quo by mapping out a strategy to sustain its long-term economic, security and strategic interests, and to protect American values of freedom and democracy.

53–64. Y. and Zhi Wang (2002), ‘What’s next for China and Taiwan after WTO accessions? A preemptive assessment of GATS in the post-WTO accession era’, paper presented at the conference on WTO and World Trade III: Challenge in a New Era, Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg, Germany, 29–30 June. Gallagher, Mary E. (2002), ‘ “Reform and Openness” – Why China’s economic reforms have delayed democracy’, World Politics, 55, 338–72. Hirschman, Albert O. (1945), National Power and the Structure of Foreign Trade, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Yet he simultaneously fell short of supporting Taiwan’s democratization by deterring Taiwan’s efforts to assert its right to self-determination. Economic and strategic interests in the US usually override its moral concerns on human rights, political and religious freedom in China, as evidenced by its lip-service to China’s pro-democracy movement without forcefully demanding China’s political liberalization. One wonders whether American pragmatic policy toward China may one day sacrifice the values of freedom and democracy for short-term strategic interests, and Taiwan may become the prey of Washington’s myopic policy.

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