US-China Trade War

  • 10 May, 2019
  • Natalie Tso
Taiwanese author Kathy Cheng (left) with RTI program hosts Andrew Ryan and Natalie Tso

China’s vice premier is in Washington this week for a two-day trade negotiation with the Trump administration. How have the on-going trade talks affected Taiwan?


So far, just this year, 40 Taiwanese companies have relocated from China back to Taiwan, contributing to Taiwan’s national export numbers. Although exports to China have dropped, exports to the US have jumped. Foreign investment in Taiwan is also on the rise, increasing 31% last year as Taiwan tries to re-establish itself as a go-to place for foreign high tech investment free from Chinese tariffs and data security concerns.



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