The age of geoeconomics, China's global role, and prospects of cross-strait integration

James C. Hsiung

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    Abstract

    After noting the rise of geoeconomics in the post-Cold War era, the paper ascertains how the age of geoeconomics re-defines power and the rules of the balance of power game. Of particular significance is that a nation's economic security eclipses its military security (or traditional national defense). In this context, I examine the meanings of the rise of a re-ascendant China for world politics in general and for Taiwan's future in particular. Considering Taiwan's heavy dependence on imported natural resources and its isolation and exclusion from vital international economic groupings, such as FTA's. ASEAN, ASEM, and the 16-nation Asian super economic bloc in the marking. Finally, I take a prospective look at the prospect of a future cross-Strait integration between Taiwan and mainland China under the impact of the dictate of geoeconomics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)113-133
    Number of pages21
    JournalJournal of Chinese Political Science
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2009

    Keywords

    • Cross-Strait Integration
    • Geoeconomics
    • Rising China
    • Taiwan

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Political Science and International Relations

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