East Asia Watch: Surviving the trade war, Taiwan-style

Under the radar, the island is benefiting from shifts in trade and investments

One would expect that things would get really bad for Taiwan's economy this year, caught as it is in the ongoing trade conflict between China and the United States.

About 40 per cent of the island's exports go to mainland China and Hong Kong (through which they go to southern China). A large part of the exports comprises machinery, materials and components for the manufacture of products for sale to the US and other markets.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2019, with the headline 'Surviving the trade war, Taiwan-style'. Print Edition | Subscribe