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Talk about a Peace Dividend. Get Ready for PRC Investments in Taiwan

This is a really smart op-ed by Dan Rosen on the new hope in the economic relations between China and Taiwan.

The operative graph for me is this:

Until now, Taiwan has blocked inward investment from China -- despite WTO obligations -- ostensibly out of national security concerns. While unofficial estimates of Taiwanese investment in mainland China range from $200 billion to $400 billion, reciprocal Chinese investment in Taiwan stands near zero. During the most recent round of direct China-Taiwan talks in Nanjing, agreement was reached to resolve this asymmetry. As a result, many sectors of Taiwan's economy stand to benefit from new inflows from across the Strait, including real estate, information and communications technology, areas of financial and business facilitation services, biotechnology and other sectors.

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infoshop Author Profile Page:

hawksmoor said:

why stop there infoshop, lets destabilize Russia too, already did a decent run in middle east, then Africa, South and Central America, after that Europe and finally Canada!

I hate to tell you that we are "been there, done that" in Africa, South & Central America. we are destabilize the M.E. and we are working on tearing Russia apart. Canada? Ehh, Canada already submitted to our military control.

Oxen Author Profile Page:

Rosen is wrong. As Michael Turton has pointed out, "regulations permitting Chinese investment in Taiwan were drawn up under the DPP years ago, but no investment occurred, partly because China did not want to reward DPP openness with Chinese investment."

hawksmoor Author Profile Page:

why stop there infoshop, lets destabilize Russia too, already did a decent run in middle east, then Africa, South and Central America, after that Europe and finally Canada!

Then we can change the Pentagon into a Heptagon, signaling America is finally ready to rule over all seven continents...

infoshop Author Profile Page:

we need to stop them from make peace with each other. Sh1t we need to stir the hornet net so China can't develop and surpass us. I think the pentagon is licking their chops to fight with China. Just put $ under the NGO program to create some color revolutions and we will have aa unstable China = benefit for us.

CLCB1 Author Profile Page:

This is huge news, and I'm surprised it's not being picked up more. I really can't think of a bad side to this new deal for either side. The opposition in Taiwan is certain to make a stink about it, but otherwise it could lead to some really interesting business partnerships and cooperation down the road -- particularly in the semiconductor/high-tech sectors.

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