Chinese economic coercion against Taiwan [electronic resource] : a tricky weapon to use / Murray Scot Tanner.
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- Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, c2007.
1 online resource (179 p.)
- China -- Foreign economic relations -- Taiwan.
China -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- China.
- Electronic books.
- This book analyzes the political impact of mainland China and Taiwan's rapidly growing economic relationship and evaluates the prospects for Beijing to exploit it by employing economic coercion against Taiwan. The author evaluates Taiwan's potential economic vulnerability to efforts by the Chinese to cut off or disrupt key aspects of the cross-strait relationship and analyzes the challenges that China has faced in its efforts to convert this potential economic influence into effective political leverage.
- Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One - Introduction; Potential for Economic Coercion; Purpose of This Study; Organization of This Monograph; Chapter Two - Economic Coercion: Factors Affecting Success and Failure; Defining Economic Coercion/Economic Pressure; Mainland Chinese Economic Pressure: Serving Many Political Goals; Likely Scenarios for Chinese Economic Coercion Against Taiwan; Factors Affecting Success and Failure of Economic CoercionAgainst Taiwan; Economic Factors That Help Determine Success or Failure
Political Factors That Help Determine Success or FailureEfforts to Subvert or Change Taiwan's Government; Likely Issues in a Beijing-Taipei Economic Confrontation; International Support for the Initiating and Target Countries; Chapter Three - Taiwan's Struggle to Manage Expanding Cross-Strait Economic Ties; Key Conclusions: Taipei's Powerful Dilemmas in ControllingCross-Strait Trade and Investment; Taiwan's Major Policies Designed to Limit Mainland Influence; Beijing's Initial Entreaties to Taiwan; Encouraging Diversification: President Lee's "Go South" Policy
Tightening Administrative Oversight and Controls:"No Haste, Be Patient"From "No Haste, Be Patient" to"Active Opening, Effective Management"; Business and Opposition Party Reactions; Holiday Direct Flights; Conclusion: Overall Evaluations of Taiwan's Government Policy; Chapter Four - Economic Factors: Evaluating Taiwan's Vulnerability; Main Findings; The Rapid Expansion of Cross-Strait Trade and Investment; Gauging the Importance of Cross-Strait Economic Relations toTaiwan's Economy; The Strategic Significance of Current Cross-Strait Economic Ties
The Rising Importance of Mainland-Based Production:The Information Technology SectorStrategic Resources: Vulnerability to Cutoff; Vulnerability to Deliberate Economic Disruption: Stock Markets; Disruption of Taiwan's Information Networks; Coda: China's Economic Dependence on Taiwan; Conclusion: Putting Taiwan's Economic Vulnerability in Perspective; Chapter Five - Political Factors: Converting Economic Influence into Political Leverage; Political Factors Influencing the Success or Failure ofEconomic Pressure; Domestic Politics and Their Influence on Economic Coercion
Major Findings: Obstacles to Beijing's Political LeverageTurning Economic Influence into Political Leverage: Beijing's Strategies; Seeking Conduits of Influence in Taiwan; Beijing's Efforts to Leverage the Taishang; Beijing's Counterproductive Strategy Toward the Taishang; The Impact of Economic Pressure on Mainland Chinese Politics; Chapter Six - China's Economic Leverage: A Powerful Weapon, but Tricky to Use; Taiwan's Rising "Asymmetric Interdependence" with Mainland China; Mainland Economic Vulnerabilities; Potential Risks for U.S. Interests:Beijing's Frustrations and Taipei's Fears
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-158).
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