Advertisement

Abstract

Relations across the Taiwan Strait were unstable for decades prior to May 2009. Several acknowledged “crises” raised the possibility of war between China and the United States and/or Taiwan, and at times political disputes wracked the U.S.-Taiwan relationship as well. Nevertheless, the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) of 1979 helped maintain peace by deterring coercive actions by China against the island. With the improvement of cross-Strait relations that accompanied the ascension of the Ma Ying-jeou administration to power in Taipei, Taiwan and China have moved swiftly to deepen their economic integration. The continuation of the familiar U.S. role of acting as a protector to Taiwan, always stridently opposed by Beijing, has come under new doubts.

Keywords

Free Trade Agreement Democratic Progressive Party World Health Assembly Taiwan Issue Government Procurement Agreement 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Cheng-yi Lin and Denny Roy 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-yi Lin
  • Tom Chou

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations