This book, examining the process that created the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), endeavors to assess the TRA in terms of its role in guiding or determining U.S. China policy, in preserving the sovereignty of Taiwan, in promoting democracy there, and in resolving the "Taiwan issue."
1. U.S. China Policy and the Taiwan Relations Act 2. The TRA Versus the Three Communiques: The Formal Basis of U.S. China Policy 3. Beijing, Taipei, and the Taiwan Relations Act 4. The Taiwan Relations Act and Democracy in Taiwan 5. Summary and Conclusions