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A Unified China or an Independent Taiwan? A Normative Assessment of the Cross-Strait Conflict

Xiaokun Song

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0011
 A Unified China or an Independent Taiwan? A Normative Assessment of the Cross-Strait Conflict

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The existence of one sovereign China that encompasses Taiwan is acknowledged by the international community. Theoretical arguments will be employed to assess the legitimacy of the demand for international recognition of Taiwan as an independent state and of the claims of the People’s Republic of China to Taiwan by evoking government succession and other normative arguments.

Keywords: \lang1033 China; cross-strait relations; nationalism; secession; sovereignty; Taiwan

Chapter.  11398 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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