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Title: Chinese Nationalism and Beijing's Taiwan Policy: A China Threat?
Authors: Zhao, Sui-Sheng
Keywords: China;Taiwan;national reunification;Chinese nationalism;China threat
Date: 2000-01
Issue Date: 2016-10-05 11:21:35 (UTC+8)
Abstract: China’s success in achieving economic growth has created speculation that China will become a great power in the twenty-first century. The rise of China is particularly alarming given the resurgence of Chinese nationalism that is occurring in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) today. How should we interpret the rise of China? What are the implications of nationalist appeals on Beijing’s policy of national reunification with Taiwan? Moreover has the rise of nationalism made Being’s international behavior more aggressive? These are important questions. Using a case study of the recent changes in Beings Taiwan policy, this paper argues that the rise of nationalism does not necessarily make China a threat to the international community because nationalism has not driven China into taking irrational action against Taiwan. Despite nationalist rhetoric, Beijing’s policy of national reunification has not been particularly inflexible Although Beijing has intermittently used the strategy of military coercion and peaceful offense, nationalism has not prevented Being’s pragmatic leadership from adopting peaceful offense as the most desirable approach for national reunification.
Relation: Issues & Studies,36(1),76-99
Data Type: article
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