Accession Number : ADA462513


Title :   Chinese Economic Coercion Against Taiwan: A Tricky Weapon to Use


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Tanner, Murray S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a462513.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : This monograph analyzes the political impact of the rapidly growing economic relationship between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan and evaluates the prospects for Beijing to exploit that expanding economic relationship to employ economic coercion against Taiwan. It also identifies China's goals for applying economic pressure against Taiwan. To establish a framework for evaluating China's relative success or failure in using economic coercion against Taiwan, this work draws upon the conclusions of the large and empirically rich body of studies of economic diplomacy that have focused on economic coercion and trade sanctions. A large portion of this monograph is devoted to evaluating the cross-strait economic relationship and Taiwan's potential economic vulnerability to Chinese efforts to cut off or disrupt key aspects of that relationship. But this document also extensively analyzes the challenges that China has faced in its efforts to convert this raw, potential economic influence into effective political leverage.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *TAIWAN , *CHINA , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , VULNERABILITY , INTERNATIONAL TRADE


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE