Who wins from Chinese-Taiwanese economic interdependence? Realist and liberal assessments

Imaduddin Ahmed Trade between China and Taiwan was worth $77 million in 1979, the first year of Beijing’s opening-up policy. By 1993, cross-strait trade was worth $9.3 billion.[1] Even under strained political relations with a DPP Taiwanese government antagonising China’s political leadership, China accounted for 40% of Taiwan’s exports in 2006 and 70% of its foreign direct investment in 2005, with trade between the two amounting for US$108 billion in 2006 according to Mainland government figures. In early 2009, 1 million, Taiwanese business people and their family members, or 4.5% of the island’s population, lived and worked in China.[2] Official … Continue reading Who wins from Chinese-Taiwanese economic interdependence? Realist and liberal assessments