Critiques of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy overemphasize Beijing’s ability to hinder what is essentially a rational economic move that was already underway prior to Tsai’s inauguration. China’s antagonistic stance toward the New Southbound Policy merely pushes Taiwan into the hands of Japan, China’s regional rival.
Evaluating Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy: Going South or Going Sour?
Lindsay Black is an Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies in the Netherlands. He is the author of Japan’s Maritime Security Strategy (Palgrave, 2014). This article was supported by the Taiwan Fellowship. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Lindsay Black; Evaluating Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy: Going South or Going Sour?. Asian Survey 1 April 2019; 59 (2): 246–271. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.246
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