Divided China Stands: The Two Half Chinas Alternative

by Maorong Jiang


With changes across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan and the PRC have calmed their rhetoric, yet neither a peace deal nor a diplomatic truce is in sight. The PRC’s nationalism calls for unification while democracy in Taiwan divides political opinion on the island. The study applies Jim Dator’s theory for alternative futures and envisions a “two half Chinas” alternative. Both the PRC and the ROC on Taiwan are the remnants of the historical Republic of China established in 1912. The “two half Chinas” alternative would convert the house of the Republic of China into a two-member condominium association.(continue…)

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