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​How the re-election of Taiwan’s President, a China critic, could reshape Asia’s economic landscape

Published on: 13-Jan-2020

Fortune (USA)

Over the weekend, millions in Taiwan opted to reject Mainland China’s economic and political vision for its future, setting the self-governed island on an economic course that looks set to be veering away from Beijing as fast as possible. Ian Rowen, a professor of geography and urban planning at NTU Singapore said tourism was expanded rapidly during the Ma administration, and you could say this was a weapon meant to support the KMT and build reliance on Chinese tourism. That was an incentive-based approach that’s shifted to a punitive approach under Tsai.

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