|Title||The Recognition of China|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Cline, Ray S. - veteran of the wartime OSS and of the CIA, currently
Director of Studies at the Georgetown University Center for Strategic
and International Studies|
2) Cohen, Jerome Alan. - Assistant Dean at the Harvard Law School, member of the Executive Committee of the East Asian Research Center
|Taped on||Jan 18, 1979 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Jan 28, 1979|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||"Not long ago with Theodore White," Mr. Buckley begins, "we touched ... on prospective changes in U.S. China policy. Days later President Carter did it--renounced our treaty with Taiwan, kicked out Taiwan's diplomats, pulled down the U.S. flag from our embassy in Taipei." Was President Carter right? What comes next? The non-China Hand may sometimes be left behind as our guests wrangle, but we get enough details to keep us going. WFB: "Now what happens [given that there is no longer a defense treaty] with the next Democratic President or with Mr. Carter when he's reborn on the subject of China?" JAC: "But look, this was true even under the defense treaty. What was the defense treaty after all? It was a commitment of mush. All it said was the United States would respond according to its constitutional processes in some undefined way if a threat arose to Taiwan's security. According to its constitutional processes--what does that mean?" WFB: "It was a strategic reality and interpreted as such, wasn't it?" RC: "Yes. And it's the same kind of mushy arrangement which we have with the NATO nations, with Korea, with Japan, with the Philippines, with Australia and New Zealand. If they're all mush, then in fact we have no foreign policy."|
|Subject Heading(s)||China -- Foreign relations -- United States.|
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): Transcript|
Type(s): News release, CVs, clipping, photos, negatives
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