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Consistent with the culture, I criticize some of the Chinese policies, but in private. Just like I don’t agree with all the policies of the US, I don’t agree with all the policies of China, either. But not criticizing publicly doesn’t make one a lackey or an apologist. It’s just consistent with the culture. What’s right for USA, or Australia, may not be right for everyone else. I’m mindful that I’m a guest on a China site.
True friends are supposes to help you do the right things, have the courage to tell you other options may be available, and be honest enough to not help you do the wrong things, morally, ethically, legally, politically, etc. If that country is supporting us to do the right things, then they are friends. But if they stand weakly and allow us to do the wrong things, and tacitly support those wrong and immoral acts, then they are not truly friends, but lackeys.
Not true! You assert that everything “made in China by Taiwan businesses” is just false. There is plenty of Non-Taiwanese owned businesses in China. Get real! If you are going to assert something, at least don’t make it so outrageous!
I agree that it’s not just about FDIs, nor did I claim that. The plant, equipment, machinery and the real assets stay in China, long after the consumable goods produced by such assets, are long gone. More of those investments in plant, equipment and machinery are going to China now than Taiwan, for obvious reasons.
The reason why Taiwan isn’t going to move operations to India in a large meaningful way, is because they will miss out on the domestic consumption of China with a large amount of private domestic savings, as well as government spending. Also, India want to trade with China and tap that domestic consumption so it may humor Taiwan, but it’s not going to alienate China, as Taiwan don’t have the leverage to change the regional dynamics. So don’t make me laugh with that empty threat about Taiwan going to India. If Taiwan truly had that leverage, don’t you think they would have used it already, since that would help them in their independence effort!
Let me break it down very simply for you. As Taiwan depends more on China trade, and it incurs more and more debts, its leverage for real independence from China diminishes. Right now, the Taiwanese low-tech manufacturing sector is effective outsourced, and Hi-tech may not be too far behind. When there is no real job growth (aside from government spending and thereby increasing debts faster), even you should be honest enough to see the writing on the wall! But it’s okay, time will tell who was right!