China and Taiwan in Central America: Engaging Foreign by C. Alexander

By C. Alexander

Public international relations has turn into the most mentioned words in political technological know-how. This ebook examines using public international relations by way of China and Taiwan in valuable the USA, the place Taiwan maintains to carry the vast majority of diplomatic relationships. utilizing Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala as case experiences, and drawing on different examples from around the Caribbean basin, Alexander examines public international relations starting with its aspect of reception in goal nations. He asks: To what quantity is public international relations designed to have interaction overseas publics? To what quantity is it as an alternative designed to have interaction broader foreign audiences and the resource country's personal family pubic? He provides a framework for contemplating the diplomatic truce at present in position among China and Taiwan, the fashionable histories of either nations, and the importance of diplomatic popularity as a weapon inside diplomacy.

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As complete a list of interviewees as possible is available at the start of the bibliography. CH A P T E R T WO China and Taiwan Relations with the Underdeveloped World Introduction This chapter aims to provide perspective on the China and Taiwan issue in international politics and the two entities’ engagement with the underdeveloped world both historical and contemporary. The first subsection discusses the specifics of diplomatic recognition, in particular, preferred legal interpretations and the reality of its application in international affairs.

Indeed, while there should be no doubting Washington’s continuing regional prowess, its distraction with other issues and the stagnation of the US economy in recent years has led to the republics of Central America investigating alternative allegiances and sources of investment (Erikson, 2009; Hearn and Leon Manriquez, 2011; Zhu, 2010). We can see a manifestation of this in the so-called pink tide that has grown in Latin America under the direction of Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Lula of Brazil.

Indeed, as will be seen in the chapters on El Salvador and Guatemala, the lack of diplomatic ties with China has been seized upon by pro-Beijing factions in these societies as the reason for their stuttering economies. Since the advent of democratic reforms and Latin America’s pink tide the issue of diplomatic recognition of the PRC or Taiwan has appeared with increased frequency in the Central American media. In Central America, the first time the issue was raised by a national newspaper was in Panama in August 1997 (Siu, 2005).

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