|Title:||Commentary: Integration by choice, but not unification by force||Authors:||Hsu, S. Philip||Issue Date:||1-Jan-2001||Journal Volume:||14||Journal Issue:||2||Source:||Cambridge Review of International Affairs||Abstract:||
This article first explains why instead of undergoing escalated tensions, the relations across the Taiwan Strait have eased up since Taiwan's presidential election in 2000, regardless of the unresolved stalemate over the ‘one China’ issue. Then it dissects the problems currently inherent in Beijing's stance on the ‘one China’ issue and in its unification bid backed by force. Arguing that integration by choice but not unification by force promotes cross-strait prosperity, peace and stability, the article elaborates why Taiwan needs greater strength against China's military threat and wider international space as the indispensable incentives to deepen integration with China. Finally, a number of factors are examined regarding their effects on cross-strait relations in the near future, and a prototypical formula based on WTO framework and the EU model is proposed as a viable choice for Taipei and Beijing to cope with mutual integration. © 2001, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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