Between Tiger and Dragon: A History of Philippine Relations with China and Taiwan. This is an updated translation from the original French is a study of Philippine-Taiwan-China relations from 1946-2000. A background chapter shows how Chinese trading-based communities were established in the Philippines in the pre-1946 Colonial period. The 1946-65 period is seen as a time when in the shadow of the US-Philippine relations with Taiwan and some local unrest with Communist and quasi-Communist elements, relations with China were limited. Chapter 3 deals with 1965-75, when official relations between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Philippines were established and only informal relations remained with Taiwan, and the status of local Chinese became uncertain. Many changes are seen to have taken place in the 1975-86 period and the author details the ongoing disputes over the Spratley Islands, which are being approached by both the PRC and Philippines in a piecemeal fashion. With bibliography, appended documents and index.
Between Tiger and Dragon
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