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The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Lung-chu Chen


This book describes the central issues animating the dynamic U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship and the international and domestic legal issues shaping U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Two of these issues receive particular attention: Taiwan’s status under international law and the role of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) in the formulation of U.S. policy toward Taiwan. Taiwan meets the requirements for statehood under international law, but it lacks the stature of a normalized state in the international community. This book endorses the central purpose of the TRA—maintaining peaceful cross-s ... More

Keywords: Taiwan, China, United States, TRA, Asia, international law, human rights, democracy, plebiscite, U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190601126
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lung-chu Chen, author
Professor of Law, New York Law School