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    When the U.S. began to break promises made to China, a show of force from both sides occurred. Ten years after the 1982 communiqué, the U.S. began to renege on its promises and sold Taiwan 150 F-16 planes. Two years later this was followed by the U.S. allowing Lee Teng-hui to visit Cornell university. (Ross 2000: 87-91) This was one state testing the waters, and exploring the response they would receive in the post cold war world. The F-16 sales was allowed by Bush simply because he thought he could get away with it. Lee 's visa was approved not because Clinton thought it would be a smart move internationally, but because he gave in to an overwhelming majority who voted for it in the U.S. Congress. The representatives in Congress were certainly intelligent enough to know that passing this would have negative repercussions on U.S.-China relations, but it would look bad politically to vote against the visa. China was becoming increasingly upset with the independence movement leading up to the Taiwanese election and U.S. actions leading up to to it. China pushed the U.S. for a fourth communiqué and for actions, not just words, to stop another incident like the Lee visit. The U.S. state department responded by saying they had made their position on Taiwan clear and were not willing to change…

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    On January 16, 2016, Taiwan elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-wen. After winning a landslide victory against the incumbent party, Kuomintang and their candidate Eric Chu, Tsai Ing-Wen became only the second candidate from the DPP to win the presidency in Taiwan. The DPP also had a successful victory in the legislative elections, the Yuan, where the KMT lost its majority for the first time in Taiwanese history. The large victory of the DPP and its candidate Tsai Ing-Wen is extremely…

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    According to the paper The Politics of Taiwan Aboriginal Origins by Michael Stainton, debates about the origin of Taiwan aborigines were politically determined. Although most scholars reached consent that Taiwan aborigines are populated exclusively by Austronesians, heated debates are caused by one question: where they came from at the first place? This paper argued that this question was crucial because it was related to the nationalism ideology, which further related to the question towards…

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    Both Tibet and Taiwan are unique in nature in that while they are considered by the Chinese to be its providences, are not directly under Chinese rule. Each anomaly was once considered its own nation, yet over the course of history have encountered Chinese rule, changing the shape of its governance. And while both governance has similarities in its current state, a key difference is that while Tibet has a government they have no land to govern; Taiwan on the other hand is not recognized as its…

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    China Pros And Cons

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    There is but one china, and Taiwan is a part of China.” This statement, otherwise known as the One China Policy is absolutely correct. Today, China is a country divided into two separate governments; Taiwan which is governed by the Republic of China, and the mainland which is governed by The Peoples Republic of China (cfr.org, Michal Roberge and Youkyoung Lee). Here lies the problem; each government claims that they are the true China! To fully understand this highly controversial dilemma, one…

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    Basically, it is the degree of mobility between social strata. For social mobility of Taiwan, Taiwan is a modern consumer society in which status is measured by wealth and marked by the commodities one can afford to buy, such as automobiles, clothes, and homes, as well as one's lifestyle. A person can live very cheaply in the countryside in a modest apartment, buying produce from an outdoor market, eating at street stands, and transporting a family of five on a scooter. One also can own a large…

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    and leadership. Machiavelli’s discussion of “How states or principalities should be governed that lived by their own laws before they were occupied” is of particular note to contemporary political leaders as it illustrates the folly of trying to change the political culture of conquered peoples. While Machiavelli’s view of the 16th century world bears little resemblance to the contemporary geopolitical environment, his analysis of statecraft offers warnings to today’s rising power, China, and…

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    The four Asian Tigers: Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan have swiftly expanded through economics, industrialization, technology, and education. These countries were the first to transform from a developing nation into a newly industrialized nation (Cateora, 327). These regions, also known as the “East Asian miracles”, highly influenced the creation of China’s economy and trade relations. The four Asian Tigers’ economic boost and trade alliances, motivated the U.S. Trade…

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    European powers during the Opium and Sino-French wars, and then again during the Sino-Japanese war, China’s longtime status as regional hegemon had come to an end. By the end of World War II, China was already undergoing a profound process of internal change, and disengaged to a large extent from the international arena, particularly as its civil war intensified. In 1949, the Communists finally prevailed, and the remaining Nationalists retreated to Taiwan. Only four years prior, the Allied…

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    Confucian values have served as moral guidelines for social and political order in China because they are based on the ideal behaviors of how individuals should relate to society and others. Adding to this explanation, Yan writes that “the core of Confucianism is ‘benevolence,’ [and] this concept encourages Chinese rulers to adopt benevolent governance rather than hegemonic governance.” Equally, the traditional political order based on the Mandate of Heaven has greatly influenced the concept…

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