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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)

Taiwan is caught in the middle of the escalating trade war and larger strategic competition between mainland China and the United States. And the clash is threatening the self-governing island's export- and tech-oriented economy, which relies heavily on the mainland's supply chains for assembly, export opportunities and market access....

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