Making Sense of the Rise of China EXAM note PART 1

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

EXAM will BE FOCUSED ON TODAYS lecture and NEXT LECTURE, Lecture 9, November 22, 2010 Making Sense of the Rise of China: International Relations Theory and Uncertain Realities For example cold war, something political science did not predict in the last century Our theories tend to be predictive, International Relation theory - state or country behaviour, why do they behave like that - Uncertain realities, 800-1500 missiles Taiwan, Republic of China De jure Chinese Province (by the letter of law) De facto independent state 1996 missile crisis ( it launches few missiles, to give their heads up) 2005 Anti-Secession Law (if Taiwan to declare independence we will attack) 2010 Arms Procurement Bill (china and US have disputes, when US sells military and missiles to Taiwan. (Taiwan is in serious trouble, if they decide to launch missiles, this leads back to civil war in china, Chinese communist party adn Chinese nationalist, were teh first republicans, the communist win the civil war, which is the founding of communist government in china. The nationalist, pro-democratic republics flew to Taiwan, in the cold war contects, the world didnt recogrnize communist china, but instead it recognized the nationalist republican of Taiwan. As it happenz, china begins to create diplomatic relation with US. Which leads to Taiwan lose a seat in UN nations. And it becomes tied with United States, and normalizes with Canada, Taiwan is no longer a government. Taiwan loses its sovereighty, it is no longer a recognized nation. Which coins Taiwan as a province of China. Taiwan is democracy, it has its own election, it has its own taxes, its own government, it functions as a state, but legally is not. China belive, Taiwan is the province of china, wat also
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