While few Chinese observers currently suspect that Washington seeks formal Taiwanese independence, a sizable majority believes the United States is striving to preserve Taiwan's de facto separation to check China's rise. This view is both unduly pessimistic and destabilizing. Accordingly, Washington should work to correct it.
China's Perceptions of U.S. Intentions toward Taiwan: How Hostile a Hegemon?
Andrew Bingham Kennedy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is also a Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.
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Andrew Bingham Kennedy; China's Perceptions of U.S. Intentions toward Taiwan: How Hostile a Hegemon?. Asian Survey 1 April 2007; 47 (2): 268–287. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.2.268
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