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Between dependency and autonomy – Taiwanese entrepreneurs and local Chinese governments

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Lee, Chun-yi

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Abstract This paper focuses on the changing interaction between Taiwanese entrepreneurs and local Chinese governments. Through the analysis of this changing process, it can be seen that Taiwanese businesses are a special "asset" of Chinese governments. The main argument of this paper is that both central and local governments in China have strategic considerations in respect of Taiwanese businesses. The Chinese central government values Taiwanese businesses because more Taiwanese investment in China strengthens the Beijing government in negotiations with the Taibei government. Nevertheless, since the Kuomintang (KMT) (Guomindang) regained power in 2008, the strategic value of Taiwanese businesses in the cross-Strait relationship seems to have decreased. The central government has created a profitable macro-environment enabling local officials to give a warm welcome to Taiwanese businesses. Chinese local governments value Taiwanese businessmen not only because of the central government’s deliberate policy but also because they are pursuing their own self-interest. This paper firstly focuses on the changing interaction between Taiwanese businesses and Chinese local governments. It then further analyses the different but complementary interests of both central and local governments in China in relation to Taiwanese investors.
Keywords Taiwan; China; entrepreneur; investment; bilateral relations; government; municipal administration; economic relations; local politics
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Political Economy
Free Keywords Economics; Taiwan Straits; local government; business economics; Contemporary
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 37-71
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 39 (2010) 1
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works