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China-Taiwna relations: Changing security relations in the Taiwan strait
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores the developments of the China-Taiwan relations and the changing security processes taking place across the Taiwan Strait between the years of 1995-2005. The cross-Strait relations has its origin in the Chinese Civil war ending in 1949, creating a conflict between the Nationalist KMT, taking refuge on the island of Taiwan, and the Communist PLA, in control of the mainland, both claiming to be the power holder of China.  By looking at crucial events and government discourse taking place during this ten-year period the thesis tries to give a further understanding of an issue that has gone through processes of both conflict and rapprochement, creating a complicated and multifaceted relationship. By using the Regional Security Complex Theory (RSCT) the purpose of this paper will be to extend the understanding of why the developments of the relations between China and Taiwan in recent years has taken the path it has. With the hope to give an analysis of the changed relations and to the changing definition of the concept of security with relation to the East Asian region, the thesis can also be used to understand the new threat environment and security governance challenges that faces not only the region for analysis but also other regions as well, including the different actors and activities influencing on the security agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
China, Taiwan, cross-strait relations, security, regional security complex theory
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-84891OAI: diva2:581765
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-16 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2013-01-16Bibliographically approved

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