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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

The One-China Policy: Adapting to Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

October 29, 2021
James Lee


Tensions are growing in the Taiwan Strait. Chinese warplanes have violated Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone in record numbers, prompting fears of an invasion and leading some to ask whether the United States should change its One-China policy.


In this policy brief, IGCC postdoctoral research associate James Lee explains what the One-China policy is and shows how it can be both flexible and stable.

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