British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 8 No 1 (2018)
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Chun-yi Lee (2012). Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset? A Changing Pattern of Interaction between Taiwanese Businesses and Chinese Governments.

Kerry Brown
King's College, London
British Journal of Chinese Studies Volume 8 Issue 1
Published April 3, 2019
How to Cite
Brown, K. (2019). Chun-yi Lee (2012). Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset? A Changing Pattern of Interaction between Taiwanese Businesses and Chinese Governments. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 8(1), 127 - 128. https://doi.org/10.51661/bjocs.v8i1.22

Abstract

Investment is often more than merely about simple movements of capital and seeking for financial gain. For the People’s Republic of China it has been linked to issues like acquiring badly needed know-how and technology, or supporting diplomatic or soft power strategies. Investment and hosting of business from the Republic of China (Taiwan) carries with it a whole host of implications. Forbidden in the era of martial law under the KMT, in the late 1980s and into the 1990s these restrictions were relaxed. What had been a mere trickle in the era just after reform and opening up, started in the mainland in 1978, had become a floodgate by the time the People’s Republic joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2001.

Keywords
  • China,
  • EU
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