publication . Article . 2008

Taiwan's Arms Procurement Debate and the Demise of the Special Budget Proposal: Domestic Politics in Command

Chase, Michael S.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2008 Journal: Asian Survey, volume 48, pages 703-724 (issn: 0004-4687, eissn: 1533-838X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of California Press
Abstract
Despite the growing security threat posed by Chinese military modernization, Taiwan still has not completed the purchase of some of the key components of the arms sales package the United States approved in April 2001. The reasons include overconfidence in U.S. security assurances, underestimation of Chinese capabilities and resolve, and highly divisive domestic Taiwanese politics.
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Sociology and Political Science
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