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URN etd-0811109-110914
Author Juan Alfredo
Author's Email Address jualfredoso@hotmail.com
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Department Political Science
Year 2008
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Diplomatic Competition Between Taiwan and China in Latin America
Date of Defense 2009-07-30
Page Count 156
Keyword
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • Cross Strait Relations
  • Diplomatic Competition
  • Abstract In a broad way, the main intention of this study is an attempt to analyze the changes the diplomatic competition between China and Taiwan in Latin America has brought to all the involved parties. How this competition have concentrated in just a few countries serving as Taiwan last stand hold against Chinese attempts to isolate it in the international community during the last three decades. The aim is to understand the whole evolution and dynamics of this great Asian issue elucidated in Latin America, and the way both China and Taiwan have behave to attract the favor of those small Latin American countries while those Latin American countries have also came to profit from this situation. Both, China and Taiwan have an almost symbiotic relationship with Latin America, relationship to become more and more important if current geopolitical and economic conditions were to continue. One side, Both China and Taiwan demand a great amount of Latin American natural resources to fuel their global industry. On the other side, Latin America demands more and more of the finished goods produced in China and Taiwan. The main research question the author will attempt to solve here is: “Why are Latin American states shifting or considering shifting to China?” complementary questions intended to shed some light on the author’s original assumptions are that Chinese economic growth is not the only explanation for Latin America’s support of China. These questions are as follow: “Does Latin American States perceive China as a threat? Has US double standard contributed to Taiwan losing its Latin American partners? Has Taiwanese implementation of Dollar diplomacy methods in some Latin American states something to do with its losing of supporters? A throughout analysis of both, the Chinese economic and geopolitical reach as well as Latin American’s own search for economic, political and ideological independence from US are the main explanatory for the changes observed in this triangular relationship. Nevertheless, a series of unorthodox foreign policy methods such as ‘Dollar Diplomacy’ conditioned foreign aid, have also contributed to these changes.
    Advisory Committee
  • Lin, Teh-chang - chair
  • Shin, Chuei-Ling - co-chair
  • Wang,Marion Chyun-Yang - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2009-08-11

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