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China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events
Face-Off in Cross-Strait Relations




ISBN 9780367760588
Published July 7, 2022 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Chu explores the politics behind Taiwanese cities’ pursuit of international sporting events, and the Chinese authorities’ strategic measures in handling the relations with Taiwan since the 1990s.

It is assumed that the Chinese authorities constantly oppose Taiwanese cities’ application for, and boycott their subsequent holding of, international sporting events. Doing so would obstruct Taiwan’s capacity to raise its visibility and influence in world society, and defend the One-China principle. In fact, the role of China in Taiwan’s pursuit of international sporting events is not invariably as a fatal obstructer, but sometimes a neutral bystander or even an enthusiastic supporter. Chu examines the reasons behind this phenomenon. Reviewing the 18 Taiwanese bidding attempts and four hosting projects, he argues that China’s inconsistent response is determined by the ups and downs of Cross-Strait political ties. As a result, this book provides insight into the nexus between sports and politics in the context of China-Taiwan rivalry.

A must read for scholars, students, and other watchers of Cross-Strait relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events in the Lee Teng-hui Era (1988-2000), 3. China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events in the Chen Shui-bian Era (2000-2008), 4. China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events in the Ma Ying-jeou Era (2008-2016), 5. China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events during Tsai Ing-wen’s First Term in Office (2016-2020), 6. Conclusion

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Biography

Marcus P. Chu is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.