China and Taiwan

Balance of Rivalry with Weapons of Mass Democratization

Published in: China's Great Leap Outward: Hard and Soft Dimensions of a Rising Power / Andrew Scobell, Marylena Mantas, editors (New York, NY: The Academy of Political Sciences, 2014), p. 121-139

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2014

by Andrew Scobell

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The author's analysis exposes fragility in Beijing's soft power--the limitations of the Chinese Communist Party's political legitimacy and vulnerabilities in China's rise. The example that illustrates a real Achilles's heel hits close to home: the issue of Taiwan.

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