John J. Tkacik Jr.

A 23-year veteran of the U.S. State Department, John Tkacik joined the Asian Studies Center of The Heritage Foundation in 2001. As a research fellow in the foundation's Asian Studies Center, Tkacik (pronounced TASS-ick) analyzes policies and events concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

French Jacques Chirac’s New World Order Crumbles

A year ago, French President Jacques Chirac set out the core of a new strategic vision that would exclude the United States in favor of a European realignment with China. "Reasons of international balance justify strengthening links between Europe and China, I'd even...

Not Strictly Business: China’s Bid to Buy Unocal

It's a heck of an offer. In an 11th hour bid to buy Unocal, China's state-run CNOOC Ltd. offered $19.6 billion, cash, for America's ninth largest oil company. That's a lot of yuan in anybody's book. For CNOOC, it's downright staggering. If accepted, the deal would put...

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