Relations Between China and Taiwan

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1814 words
1814 words

Relation between china and Taiwan Introduction The current conflict between china and Taiwan originally began in 1949 when Chiang Kai-shek (President of Republic of China) and his followers fled to Taiwan after their defeat by the Chinese communist party (led by Moa Tse-Tung) in the Chinese civil war, which erupted immediately after the Second World War. In 1950, the Chinese communist party established the people’s republic of china (PRC) and invaded Taiwan, to unify all of china under their rule. Their plan failed, when the United States sent naval forces to defend Taiwan. Since then, both countries have existed in neither a state of complete independence nor integration of neither war nor peace. The United States has committed to defend Taiwan if attacked by china in the Taiwan relations act of 1979, in which the US president carter officially began diplomatic relations with the people’s republic of china and gave token recognition to their “one china policy” and its agenda of reunification. Instead of maintaining a significant deployable military force in the region, the United States has sold billions of dollars worth of arms to Taiwan, from small arms, to ships, fighter aircraft, and patriot missiles. Despite the arms sales to Taiwan and vows to defend it if attacked, the United States also has significant economic ties to both china and Taiwan. Since, then it has been trying to maintain the “status quo” of the current situation. Given these sets of circumstances, china, Taiwan and United States have much to gain and even more to lose if an armed conflict erupts in the Taiwan Strait. All three countries have political, economic, and national security issues involved and united states and china are both in competition economic... ... middle of paper ... ...elopments concerning the mutual establishment of the permanent offices of ARATS and SEF are in the spotlight. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has repeatedly made positive remarks about this. As business and tourism ties between China and Taiwan get closer and more active, the need for the mutual establishment of the permanent offices of ARATS and SEF, which handles consulate-general-like operations, is rising. Details still remain unclear, including what operations and authority these office would have, what levels of officials would head them or what extent of diplomatic privileges would be accorded to the staff of the offices. Given that Taiwan already has the economic and cultural offices in China’s special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, some researchers expect the permanent offices of ARATS and SEF to be established in the form similar to them.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that china is the country in this conflict that has the most influence over how it will eventually unfold, especially, whether or not it turns into a military conflict.
  • Explains that relations between china and taiwan across taiwan straits made rapid headway, centering on economic fields such as trade and tourism, since the ma ying-jeou administration in may 2008.
  • Explains that china and taiwan's economic and trade relations are likely to develop centering on economic fields such as trade and tourism.
  • Opines that relations between china and taiwan will develop in a manner that limits them to economic and cultural exchanges going forward.
  • Explains that the current conflict between china and taiwan began in 1949 when chiang kai-shek and his followers fled to taiwan after their defeat by the chinese communist party.
  • Explains that taiwan's domestic politics became relevant to cross-strait relations when the democratization of taiwan during the 1990s complicated the essence of the conflict.
  • Explains taiwan's basic policy toward negotiations with china is "the economy first and politics later," and china approves of this approach. relations between china and taiwan concern the important issues of legitimacy and lawfulness of the system of government.
  • Opines that taiwan needs to present the fruits of their deeper relations to the public. in january 2013, taiwan president ma unveiled a policy to increase the number of chinese universities for which taiwan recognizes academic credentials.
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