Australia and Taiwan bilateral relations, China, the United States, and the South Pacific

Atkinson, Joel

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  • Creator by Joel Atkinson
  • Format Books
  • Publication Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (244 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781283854184, 128385418X, 9789004224209, 9004224203
  • OCLC ocn821180552


  • In Australia and Taiwan, Joel Atkinson examines the intriguing and important Australia-Taiwan relationship. He covers its history, the role of Taiwan in Australia's relations with China and the US, and bilateral issues such as ministerial visits and the South Pacific.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One History; Chapter One Early Links: European Colonization to the Start of the Korean War; Inter-Colonial Relations; World War II: Australian Thinking about Taiwan; Taiwan Comes Under Chinese Nationalist Rule, 1945-1949; Chapter Two Early Cold War: Australia's Taiwan Problem,1950-1972; Taiwan Moves into Focus; A Brief "Honeymoon" in Australia-ROC Relations; The End of Australia's Official Relations with Taipei, 1971-1972; From "Right to Self-Determination" to "Right to Separate Status"
  • Chapter Three Late Cold War: Australia's Taiwan Opportunity, 1972-Early 1990sClosing the Door on the ROC, but not Taiwan; Australia-Taiwan Relations Re-Considered; The Expansion of Australia-Taiwan Ties; Australia-Taiwan Relations Peak?; Part Two The Taiwan Issue in Australia's Relations with China and the US; Chapter Four Australian Policy Feels the Post-Cold War Squeeze, 1989-2001; Australia's Taiwan Problem Redux; The Howard Government Confronts China; China Redirects Australian Policy; Sino-Australian Relations "Recovered"; Growing Challenges; Deus ex Machina: 9/11
  • Chapter Five Australia Sidelines Taiwan, 2001-2007Australia Has its Cake and Eats it Too; An Australian Foreign Minister Wavers on ANZUS in Beijing; The Australian Government Steps Back; US Still not Satisfied; Inconvenient Democracy; Selling a Benign China; China's Resilient Confidence in Australia; "The Previous Balance has been Broken"; Chapter Six Confronting China-With or Without Taiwan,2007-2011; Australia's Own "Frenemy-ship" with China; The Largely Invisible Taiwan; Sino-US Competition Laid Bare; More Emphasis on Balancing; Chinese Hopes and Fears for Australia
  • Australia Embraces the US "Pivot"Stormy Waters Ahead?; Part Three Australia-Taiwan Relations in China's Shadow; Chapter Seven Politics Meets Economics: A Focus on Bilateral Issues; High Level Visits; Diplomatic Representation; Agreements and Dialogue; International Organizations; Trade and Investment Flows; State-to-State by Any Other Name; Chapter Eight South Pacific Friction; Australia and Taiwan on a Collision Course; Howard and Lee Teng-hui Governments Clash over Papua New Guinea; Australia's Intervention in Solomon Islands; Chen Shui-bian at Odds with Australia
  • Taiwan's "Shift in Diplomacy"Nauru Switches Back to Taiwan; A South Pacific Partnership?; The March 2006 Australian Senate Report; Wen Jiabao Visits the South Pacific; Australia-Taiwan Tension Boils Over in Solomon Islands; Ma Ying-jeou Visits Australia; Taiwan's South Pacific Summit; A Major Aid Scandal; Australia's Continuing Problems in the South Pacific; A New Atmosphere under Rudd and Ma; An Australia-Taiwan Truce?; Conclusion Australia-Taiwan Relations in Perspective; Australia-Taiwan Relations Defined; Future Prospects; References; Index
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