Journal of northeast asian studies

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 27–40 | Cite as

U.S. Arms sales to Taiwan: Implications for American interests

  • Robert Sutter


Northeast ASIAN Study Chinese Leader Reagan Administration Taiwan Strait Fighter Aircraft 
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    For these and other U.S. statements on China around this time, see U.S. Department of State,U.S. Policy Toward China, July 15, 1971–January 15, 1979. Department of State, Selected Documents. No. 9 (1979).Google Scholar
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    See in particular, U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.Taiwan. Hearings. February 5, 6, 7, 8, 21, and 22, 1979. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.)Google Scholar
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    Beijing’s protest is replayed in U.S. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Daily Report.China. March 26, 1979.Google Scholar
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    Department of State Bulletin. Vol. 79 (June 1979), p. 26.Google Scholar
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    Ralph Clough,Island China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978). See also U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.Taiwan: One Year After U.S.-China Normalization. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980).Google Scholar
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    A. Doak Barnett has done two recent works on the debate and recent U.S. policy:The FX Decision (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1981); andU.S. Arms Sales: The China-Taiwan Tangle (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1982). See also Michael Gordon, “No Tigersharks for Taiwan,”National Journal (January 16, 1982). For a recent review of American statements of interest regarding Taiwan, see U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs.The New Era in East Asia (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981). Perhaps the best reporting of the play-by-play in the American debate during 1981 and 1982 was seen in weekly articles by Richard Nations in theFar Eastern Economic Review. Another review of the debate is seen in U.S. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Fighter Aircraft Sales to Taiwan: U.S. Policy. Issue Brief 81157 (periodically updated).Google Scholar
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    The Washington Post, June 13, 1980.Google Scholar
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    The New York Times, August 28, 1981.Google Scholar
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