Taiwan's economic slowdown and growing integration with mainland China
The watershed elections of
2004 and aftermath
Conclusion: divided China's continuing struggle.
A concise and informative history of how China divided in 1949 into two regimes, why they struggled to achieve the same political goal-reunification of China, and why their struggle today continues in a more complex and dangerous way. The authors detail how the changes brought about by the 2000 election not only intensified the conflict between the regimes but locked both sides into a new contest that increased the probability of war rather than peace.