American Policy Toward Taiwan-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century

  • Robert Sutter
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Examining US policy toward Taiwan-China relations since the mid-1990s, this chapter explains why recently rising tensions in cross-Strait relations and hardening of the Obama administration’s approach to China did not spill over to change US policy toward Taiwan. It goes on to assess the impact of the US 2015–2016 presidential election debates and its implications for US policy on China and Taiwan in the Donald Trump government.


US presidential election Obama administration Trump administration China Taiwan-China relations 


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  • Robert Sutter
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  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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