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5th Mar, 2006 - 5:59pm / Post ID: #

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The "One-China Policy" is not of US origin, but of the PRC.

The One-China policy (Traditional Chinese: 一個中國; Simplified Chinese: 一个中国; pinyin: yī gè Zhōngguó) is the principle that there is one China and that mainland China, Tibet, Hong Kong, Macao, Xinjiang and Taiwan are all part of that China. ...  This acknowledgement is required for all countries seeking diplomatic relations with the PRC. The acknowledgement that there is only one China (though not limited to the PRC in definition) is also a prerequisite the PRC has set for negotiations with the Republic of China government.

In the case of the United States, the One-China policy was first stated in the Shanghai Communique of 1972: "the United States acknowledges that Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States does not challenge that position." A similar formulation was made in 1982, when Ronald Reagan issued an acknowledgement that it is "the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China."

When President Jimmy Carter in 1979 broke off relations with Taiwan in order to establish relations with the PRC, Congress responded by passing the Taiwan Relations Act, which while maintaining relations, stopped short of full recognition of the ROC. In 1982 President Ronald Reagan also made the Six Assurances were adopted, the sixth being that the United States would not formally recognize Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan. Still, United States policy has remained ambiguous. During the House International Relations Committee on April 21 of 2004, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, James A. Kelly, was asked by Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) whether America's commitment to Taiwan's democracy conflicted with the so-called One-China Policy. He admitted the difficulty on defining the U.S.'s position: "I didn't really define it, and I"m not sure I very easily could define it." He added, "I can tell you what it is not. It is not the One-China principle that Beijing suggests."

So, it remains unclear whether the US will have anything to do with the reunification of Taiwan. However, our administration does seem to still have an interest in how it's done.

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19th Oct, 2006 - 11:32am / Post ID: #

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Now living in Taiwan, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. China does not have the military it needs to successfully keep the US out of the conflict and take Taiwan. However, they are getting close:

I am really hoping on the 2010 number because I am outta here in 2009!

IMO, China really needs to hurry up if they are going to do it. I seriously believe that China's Communism is rotting with free enterprise at a quick rate. The last 5 years of change in China have been incredible. This will eventually lead to socialism or a form of democracy or definitely some other government besides communism. Once you start opening up the market you start generating ideas very far from communism.

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Post Date: 1st Nov, 2006 - 4:48am / Post ID: #

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To go a little deeper into this issue, there are two major political parties in Taiwan, The Kuomintang, and the DPP. The KMT is known as the "Pan-blue coalition" and the DPP as
the "Pan green" The KMT is the same Party established by Chiang Kaishek after his supporters fled there after their defeat by the Mao's forces, and the subsequent establishment of the PRC. They hold the idea that The government in Taipei is is the legitimate government of China, siting their ideological and political descent from the revolutionary leader Sun Yat Sen, who established (or attempted to ) the Chinese Republic after the fall of the Qing Empire. The DPP maintains that Taiwan is a sovereign island, siting that the in the history of Taiwan the Chinese controlled Taiwan for a total of 8 years, and traditionally was inhabited by Polynesians, not Chinese, also the fact that China actually "gave " Taiwan to Japan as part of a treaty in the 1800's .
The present President of Taiwan has tried to move the country more towards Independence, than reunification recently, angering the Chinese, who claim that it is an autonomous province of China ( for which there is no proof). I would suggest further personal study of this issue , as it is very complicated, and interesting, and deals with more international politics than just cross straits relations.

5th Mar, 2007 - 3:01am / Post ID: #

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This isn't very good news for Taiwan. Double digit military increases for over a decade that don't include monies spent on high tech equipment.

That will be one heck of a military in the near future given the rate of spending!

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29th Mar, 2007 - 10:37am / Post ID: #

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With the upcoming Olympics and China's push to be a 'friendly' world power there will not be any war here for quite awhile. Also, having more ground troops in a missile based technological era is not really worthwhile as Saddam found out, your troops become sitting ducks really.

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29th Mar, 2007 - 2:31pm / Post ID: #

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I had a interesting experience recently. I went to Bejing and had a mini vacation. One of the more interesting things I experienced was a small conversation with our tour guide (a VERY good job in communist China). She was explaining that the country was getting ready for the Olympics with a lot of construction and mentioned that it was going to be nice to have the treasures back. I asked what treasures? She told me the treasures that were lost. Of course, I asked where are they. She told me that it will be nice to have the treasures brought back to China. She then told me in a "casual yet matter of fact type voice": when they return from Taiwan. Her thinking I was just an American, I asked...well aren't they Taiwan's and will they just give them back or loan them out? She then told me again in a rather nonchalant fashion...well there will be some tension between the countries and world, but then the treasures will return in time for the Olympics. In my head...I just said...WOW!

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29th Mar, 2007 - 2:48pm / Post ID: #

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Just for clarification or to ensure I understand I am reading right here, define "treasures". Thanks.

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29th Mar, 2007 - 5:51pm / Post ID: #

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When Chiang Kai Shek left China, he took a lot of valued art work and national treasures with him to Taiwan. His plan was that when China was returned to Democracy that he could go back with all the treasures. China never changed. They are artifacts, ceramics and paintings from China. They are now viewed as Taiwan's historical artifacts.

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