Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1998

Abstract

This paper examines the implications of Hong Kong's reunification with China oncross-strait relationship between mainland China and Taiwan. It begins with adiscussion of the international security situation in the region and the increasingimportance of the People's Republic of China on regional security. The paper thenaddresses the political and economic consequences of the sovereignty change overHong Kong on regional security, identifying the added strength to China on the onehand, and the Special Administrative Region's moderating influences on the other.Finally, it evaluates possible changes of the Beijing government's Taiwan policy. Inconclusion, the paper argues that China's reunion with Hong Kong may have farreaching implications for regional security by enhancing China's national power aswell as injecting an element of uncertainty in cross-strait relations. However, domesticdevelopments and a more favourable international environment would facilitate theeventual resolution of the Taiwan question peacefully.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Defense and Security Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Global Economic Review

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

119

Last Page

131

ISSN

1226-508X

Identifier

10.1080/12265089808449729

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/12265089808449729

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