Presentation on theme: "Territorial Integrity. Population 1.3 billion people in an area of 9,596,960 sq km. Ethnic diversity – Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group. 3 areas."— Presentation transcript:
Population 1.3 billion people in an area of 9,596,960 sq km. Ethnic diversity – Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group. 3 areas that are challenging the autonomy of Beijing; – Taiwan – Tibet – Uighur
‘One China’ The policy advocated by the PRC that the government in Beijing is the sole legitimate government of China. How does this relate to – Taiwan? – Tibet? – Xinjiang? China is a concept… not a nation?
History of Taiwan Prior to WWII Chinese Nationalists (KMT) and Communists (CCP) were engaged in civil war. Japanese invaded in 1937 and made significant territorial gains. KMT and CCP stopped fighting each other and turned to fighting the Japanese. WWII occurs: US supports China. Civil War resumes after WWII
History of Taiwan CCP forces KMT to retreat to Formosa (Taiwan). KMT (Chiang Kai-shek) establishes government in Formosa (Taiwan). US shields Taiwan from Chinese aggression, because of Cold War politics. China / US exist in stalemate; China doesn’t attack as long as US doesn’t recognise Taiwan.
China’s National Interest How does this relate to China’s National Interest?
Article analysis “From troublemaker to peacemaker” – What are the main points of this article? – Do a SWOT analysis for Taiwan’s position in the Asia-Pacific. StrengthsWeaknesses OpportunitiesThreats
US Involvement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d59UtxR dLE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d59UtxR dLE&feature=related
Hot Flashes These are good illustrations of the different methods of resolution that Beijing pursues alongside other long-term policies.
Hot Flashes 1.1995-1996 Taiwan-China missile crisis 2.2000 Taiwanese presidential election 3.2001 EP-3 crisis 4.2001 APEC and WTO crisis 5.2004 Taiwanese referenda and presidential elections 6.2005 Events of 2005 7.2006 Taiwan scraps the National Unification Council 8.2008 Events of 2008