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Policy In Evolution
The U.s. Role In China's Reunification

ISBN 9780367283209
Published June 4, 2019 by Routledge
216 Pages

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The reunification of Taiwan with China is one of the most important policy issues of our time. The issue has broad strategic, political, economic, and moral ramifications for the U.S., as well as for Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The People's Republic of China (PRC) has assigned top political priority to reunification and has made the

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Origins of U.S. Reunification Policy -- Reagan and the Taiwan Issue, 1980-1983 -- Early Confrontation with China Over Taiwan -- Assessing China’s Military Threat to Taiwan -- U.S. Concessions on Arms Sales to Taiwan -- The Chinese Reunification Issue, 1979-1987 -- Beijing’s Reunification Policy -- Taipei’s Reunification Policy -- Contact Across the Taiwan Strait -- Evolution of U.S. Reunification Policy, 1984-1987 -- The Impact of the Hong Kong Settlement -- The Soviet Factor -- Expanding the U.S. Role: Support for Increased Contacts -- U.S. Policy Options -- Alternative Futures and Policy Options -- Conclusion

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Martin L. Lasitar