Timothy S. Rich is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University. His research focuses on the domestic and international politics of East Asia, with an emphasis on Taiwan and South Korea. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent contributor to policy and academic outlets in the United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Introduction Under the leadership of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has pursued increasingly aggressive tactics aimed at undermining the delicate status
Introduction The ill-defined sovereignty of Taiwan, which officially continues to exist under the political identity of the Republic of China (ROC), is often presented as a tension between two possible
Introduction: China’s Historic Stance on Unification with Taiwan The position taken by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) regarding Taiwan’s status is clear, and enshrined in the