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Title Policy in evolution : The U.S. role in China's reunification / Martin L. Lasater.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (206 pages).
Note "First published 1989 by Westview Press, Inc."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis, viewed June 5, 2019).
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Chinese reunification question, 1949-
United States.
Contents Introduction -- Origins of U.S. Reunification Policy -- Reagan and the Taiwan Issue, 1980-1983 -- Early Confrontation with China Over Taiwan -- Assessing China's Military Threat to Taiwan -- U.S. Concessions on Arms Sales to Taiwan -- The Chinese Reunification Issue, 1979-1987 -- Beijing's Reunification Policy -- Taipei's Reunification Policy -- Contact Across the Taiwan Strait -- Evolution of U.S. Reunification Policy, 1984-1987 -- The Impact of the Hong Kong Settlement -- The Soviet Factor -- Expanding the U.S. Role: Support for Increased Contacts -- U.S. Policy Options -- Alternative Futures and Policy Options -- Conclusion.
Summary The reunification of Taiwan with China is one of the most important policy issues of our time. The issue has broad strategic, political, economic, and moral ramifications for the U.S., as well as for Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The People's Republic of China (PRC) has assigned top political priority to reunification and has made the