Taiwan's future : Mongolia or Tibet
Chung, Chien Peng
Date of Issue2001
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
This paper analyzes how Taiwan's future political intercourse with the People's Republic of China (PRC) might look like, by presenting two scenrios - one with Taiwan moving toward formal independence from China, just as Mongolia had done, and the other with Taiwan being forcefully integrated into China, as in the case of Tibet. Considering the Taiwanese authorities' unenthusiatic response so far to negotiating reunification with the PRC on its "One China" principle, and the ever-shortenting patience of the PRC leadership, these two scenarios may not be as far-fetched as was once imagined to be. The different yet related developments of the PRC's relations with Taiwan, Mongolia and Tibet, and their possible international implications, are also explored in the papaer.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::Political institutions::Asia
RSIS Working Papers ; 07/01
Nanyang Technological University