Comments on: China’s bailout of Taiwan is good for the region Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Point of Sale POS Tue, 17 Nov 2009 06:41:21 +0000 Is this sort of growth sustainable?

By: g Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:27:14 +0000 china bailout of is good for the region, but…..

The business process is not that simple, from the suppliers point of perspective, business does not end at the point of sale. We recommend that you dig more before quoting “Biggest Beneficiary”

By: Carlos Sat, 29 Aug 2009 18:35:52 +0000 Living under a decades-long threat of being taken by force by a neighbor that is 60 times more numerous (though only 10 times larger economically), the story of Taiwan does not fit the description from this article that its relation with China is that of a need-to-be-grateful bailed out economy.

Could it simply be that China buys Taiwan goods because those are best price for value, and invests in Taiwan companies because the Chinese managers expect a good return on investment, economically or politically?

When earlier this year Abu-Dhabi extended a loan to brother emirate Dubai in the UAE, some called this a bail-out. Using this term mixes up the concept of generous, even undeserved, money giving with simple economical and political interests; and does so unfairly, in my view.

By: waiguoren Sat, 29 Aug 2009 18:24:35 +0000 Wei Gu : If you think China’s investments in Taiwan as simply benign commercial transactions, you are out of your mind.

The purpose is in the long run to be able to exert control. Witness recent Chinese attempts to buy media in Taiwan, which Taiwan rightly prevented.

In the short run, China needs some goods which it cannot produce regardless of its overwhelmingly large population. But more than anything, it needs factories to keep people employed.

Since China realizes it cannot take Taiwan by force (regardless of the occasional saber-rattling), it knows it can force Taiwan into its grip ever so slowly using economic means. THAT is the true purpose of its “largess” with Taiwan.

By: Maurice Sat, 29 Aug 2009 13:23:03 +0000 Let’s keep politics out of business. If China wants to procure products from Taiwan, it is largely the decision of the private, though some have links with the central government, companies of China. I personally don’t see how increased business with a neighbour means a deliberate bailout by another country.

Furthermore, the suggestion of using increased business as a claim for unification is laughable at best. Do I own the retail outlet just because I keep purchasing stuff from them? Do I own the diner just because I keep having my meals there? Perhaps it is favourable to the cause of the pro-unification groups that there is increased trade, but otherwise, its not really a justifiable claim.