Taiwan and the Bush administration's Mainland China policy, January 1989-December 1992
AuthorWang, Xueliang, 1956-
KeywordsHistory, Asia, Australia and Oceania.
Political Science, International Law and Relations.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis divides Taiwan's impact on the Bush administration's Mainland China policy into three stages. The first period was from January 1989, when George Bush entered the White House, to June 3, when the Tiananmen Massacre took place in Beijing. The second period was from June 1989 to July 1991. The third period was from July 1991 to the end of 1992. Through examining the Bush administration's Mainland China policy, this thesis argues that Taiwan's impact on the administration's China policy evolved a tract from unimportant to important in the years between 1989 and 1992. It further argues that Taiwan has become an independent factor, whose China policy was not under the control of the United States. Sometimes it undermined American Mainland China policy.