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Taiwan Confronts the Costs of Economic Integration With Mainland China

Oct 2, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A container truck drives along a pier at Taiwan's busy northern Keelung harbor.

A container truck drives along a pier at Taiwan's busy northern Keelung harbor on Aug. 8, 2011. Today, China accounts for over 40 percent of Taiwan's exports, of which 80 percent are intermediary goods that are assembled in China before being sold domestically or exported.

(PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The two have developed interconnected and mutually beneficial supply chains over the years, even as they remain embroiled in a political dispute. Now, Taiwan is trying to diversify away from the mainland as it faces threats of increasing instability, competition and government intrusion....

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