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Taiwan’s China dependency is a double-edged sword

Taiwanese President and chairwoman of the DPP Tsai Ing-Wen, seen pointing at a pineapple during a press conference at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) office. In response to China's ban on exports of Taiwan-grown pineapples, the Taiwan government has been promoting local products based on home grown pineapples, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 March 2021 (Photo: Reuters).

Author: Roy C Lee, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research Taiwan’s remarkable economic performance in 2020 is something to celebrate given most countries globally plunged into recession because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwan’s GDP increased by 3.11 per cent in 2020…

Biden needs to end the tariff war with China

Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, Shanghai, China, 30 July 2019 (Photo: Reuters/Aly Song).

Author: Yan Liang, Willamette University US President Joe Biden wasted no time reversing many of the damaging policies introduced during the Trump presidency, with exception to trade. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai is expected to meet her Chinese counterpart to…

Can WTO talks revive global FDI?

China's Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen speaks next to European Commissioner for Trade Malmstrom and Japan's Vice Minister of International Affairs METI during the Business Forum at the 11th WTO's ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12 December 2017 (Photo: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci).

Author: Simon J Evenett and Johannes Fritz, Global Trade Alert Advancing global talks on investment facilitation has long been a goal of many governments in the Asia Pacific. During its G20 presidency in 2016, China gave the matter renewed priority.…