Shanghaied? The Economic and Political Implications of the Flow of Information Technology and Investment across the Taiwan Strait

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CONTENTS
Prefaceiii
Figuresix
Tablesxi
Summaryxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxv
Acronymsxxvii
1 Introduction1
   Background1
   Objective of This Report1
   Research Approach1
   Organization of This Report2
2 Government Policies and Cross-Strait Flows3
   The Mechanics of Cross-Strait Trade and Investment3
     The Evolution of Taiwanese Government Controls on Trade and        Investment3
     The “Mini Three Links”10
     The Full Three Links12
     Chen Shui-bian, Mainland Investment, and the Economic        Development Advisory Conference23
     Taiwan's Push for Free Trade Agreements27
     WTO and Beyond28
   Government Information Technology Policies in Taipei and        Beijing30
     Taiwan Government Cross-Strait IT Policies30
     Chinese Government IT Policies40
   Conclusions41
3 The Current Cross-Strait Information Technology Dynamic: Statistics   and Case Studies43
   Recent Trends in Cross-Strait Trade and Investment43
   Foreign Direct Investment in China44
     Cross-Strait Trade46
     Cross-Strait Investment48
   Scope and Scale of Information Technology Flows Over Time62
   The Impact of SARS on Cross-Strait Economic Activity67
   Taiwanese Foreign Direct Investment in China71
     Why China?71
     Electronics Sector Has Become the Main Target for FDI74
     Shanghai Fever75
     Why Taiwanese Firms Are Attracted to the Greater Shanghai        Region81
     Risks of Investing in China87
   Case Study: ACER87
   Case Study: Semiconductors91
     Technology91

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  • Preface iii
  • The Rand Corporation Quality Assurance Process v
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Summary xiii
  • Acknowledgments xxv
  • Acronyms xxvii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Government Policies and Cross-Strait Flows 3
  • 3 - The Current Cross-Strait Information Technology Dynamic: Statistics and Case Studies 43
  • 4 - Assessment of Key Analytical Questions and Policy Implications 135
  • Bibliography 157
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