Political Communications in Greater China by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley

By Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley

This ebook examines the function performed by means of political communications, together with media of all types - journalism, tv, and movie - in defining and shaping id in larger China; China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and in another country chinese language. within the context of accelerating cross-border interactions of individuals, funding and advertisement items among the part components of higher China, the publication explores the concept id, instead of realms or political entities, could be the key consider attaining additional integration in larger China. The publication makes a speciality of the ways that identification is communicated, and exhibits how communique of identification inside and among the part elements of larger China performs a important function in bringing approximately integration.

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Because of Taiwan’s response, Deng met resistance at home to what some labelled his ‘weak’ Taiwan policies. As Taiwan more openly resisted unification and invoked its democratisation as justification, concern grew among Chinese leaders that time was not on Beijing’s side. Washington was also a problem. Contrary to China’s expectation, the USA continued significant arms sales to Taiwan, enabling Taipei to parry China’s military threats. To Beijing, Taiwan formally claiming independence seemed more likely than it deciding on unification.

54). : 173). Progress towards serious talks on unification was brought to a complete halt in 1995 when President Lee Teng-hui visited the United States, deeply angering Chinese leaders in Beijing. 38 Lee sought the visit as part of his ‘pragmatic diplomacy’. He contended that Taiwan must avoid being isolated by Beijing, which in his eyes had become China’s policy some time before this. Tensions increased again the following year when President Lee was reelected in Taiwan’s first direct presidential election and Beijing conducted a second set of missile tests near Taiwan’s shores.

Many went to visit relatives and for educational and cultural exchange, but many went to conduct business (see Clough 1999:51). 34 POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS IN GREATER CHINA 26 Beijing reports that Taiwan’s investments in China total US$28 billion; the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taipei reports US$50 billion; Taiwan’s central bank reports US$100 billion (see Tkacik 2001:2). 27 Chinese are particularly dominant in the economies of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Chinese comprise 4 percent of the population of Indonesia, but they own or control seventeen of the twenty-five largest business groups.

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