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Cooperation between Taiwan and India: External Environment, Issues and Format
Arthur S. Ding (Emeritus Professor, Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Taiwan and India started to contact each other in mid-1990s, and it had experienced a period of try and error over what could be done by the both sides. At that time, India launched a Look East policy with a goal to engage East and Southeast Asia, while Taiwan experienced a growing trend moving west to China by Taiwanese businessmen. Stability could be maintained along the India-China border.
Nevertheless, thing has changed rapidly in the past decade, and this change is really beyond our imagination. Key factor is Xi Jinping’s ascendency to become China’s top leader, he launched ambitious and aggressive foreign policy in the name of the great rejuvenation of Chinese nationals. His policy, such as ADIZ in East China Sea, BRI, and associated AIIB, and new type of IR between major powers, has been regarded as something to challenge the established power of the……(for fulltext, please download AI-12)