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.
- Cross-Strait Integration
- Rising China
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations