Blue, Green or Aquamarine? Taiwan and the Status Quo Preference in Cross-Strait Relations*

  title={Blue, Green or Aquamarine? Taiwan and the Status Quo Preference in Cross-Strait Relations*},
  author={Chin-Hao Huang and Patrick Macgill James},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={670 - 692}
Abstract Debates about whether China's rise poses a threat or an opportunity for Taiwan have settled into a realist assumption that Beijing will continue to upset the balance of power and a liberal approach that believes the benefits of economic interdependence are leading to greater gains. Missing from this debate is a nuanced consideration of how Taiwan's policy elites view themselves and their position in cross-Strait relations. Taiwan's decision makers' views are deeply affected by, and… 
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