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Lec 09 Notes


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein

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POL101 WEEK 9NOVEMBER 23RD, 2010
800-1500 Missiles
Taiwan, Republic of China
De jure Chinese province
De facto independent state
1996 missiles crisis
2005 Anti- Secession Law
2010 Arms Procuremnt Bill
oKey point: uncertainty, will China attack Taiwan if they try to get
independence? Will the US Defend (though they said they will). Taiwan
wasnt worried about its existence until the 1980s
Taiwanese are worried about the rise of China
Chinas Rise: what we know
Second largest economy in the world. There was a boom in their economiy
Chinas hard (military) power (Ratio, China to US)
oActive military personnel- 1.5:1 (PRC:US)
oAmericans spend 8times more on their military than China. China is nuclear
power
oLand-based weapons- 1:1
oNaval Ships- 1:2
oDefense spending- 1:9
oAvailable military personnel- 5:1
Soft Power on the rise
oThey are being nice to African countries to extract resources in exchange of
billions of dollars (Investment).
oEnergy Security
oBeijing Consensus
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