China-Taiwan Relations: Steady as She Goes

Author
David G. Brown
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Comparative Connections
Volume
13
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
April 2011
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
The Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee held its first meeting in February, an important step in implementing the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement. Both Beijing and Taipei believe this year will see steady consolidation of cross-strait relations, but few new agreements. The backdrops of this modest prospect are the leadership transitions underway on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Evidence of PLA modernization confirms that military capabilities threatening Taiwan continue to increase, confronting Washington with difficult decisions on arms sales to Taiwan.
Topic
Disaster Relief
Political Geography
Washington, Taiwan