The Struggle for Recognition: Diplomatic Competition Between China and Taiwan in Oceania

@article{Fossen2007TheSF,
  title={The Struggle for Recognition: Diplomatic Competition Between China and Taiwan in Oceania},
  author={Anthony Van Fossen},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={125-146}
}
  • Anthony Van Fossen
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Chinese Political Science
  • The PRC and Taiwan are competing to gain diplomatic recognition from Pacific Islands states, a number of which recognise Taiwan and serve as a barrier to its international isolation. Since much of Oceania is in Australia’s sphere of influence, this struggle has often involved Canberra. This paper focuses on the intensifying conflict–with conclusions about the local political economic situations of the countries in Oceania that are most likely to switch recognition, the dilemmas that the issue… CONTINUE READING

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