Taiwan in Troubled Times is concerned with Taiwan's politics and its relations with China following the election of Chen Shui-bian as President in March 2000. This event created problems between Taiwan and China and led to political gridlock in Taiwan. The Chen Administration is evaluated in this book. So is President Chen's party, which evolved as an opposition party and is now in power but is unaccustomed to the role.
Introduction (J F Copper); Taiwan in Gridlock (J F Copper); Whither Cross-Strait Relations (L-J Sheng); The Democratic Progressive Party's Factional Politics (C-M Chao); Dynamic Stability in Beijing-Taipei Relations (G W Tsai); Taiwan's December 2001 Election (J F Copper); Appendices: China's White Paper on Taiwan; Zhu Rongji's Statement Before Taiwan Election; Chen Shui-bian's Victory Speech; Chen Shui-bian's Inauguration Address; President Chen's National Day Address, 2000; President's New Year's Eve Address; President's New Year's Address; President's First Anniversary Speech; Economic Conference Closing Address; Resolutions of Economic Conference; President's National Day Address, 2001; President's Comments on the APEC Conference.