Preventing a China-Taiwan conflict

Syllabus: GS- II, Subject: International Relations, Topic: Global issues, Issue: China-Taiwan conflict

India’s stance and interests:

  • Trade with Taiwan has increased seven-fold since 2001, ongoing discussion for FTA.
  • Growing importance of Taiwan in the semiconductor industry -partnership between Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and the Tata Group.
  • Aggression against Taiwan would disrupt global trade, affecting critical supply chains.
  • A conflict over Taiwan could escalate tensions along the India-China border.

The way ahead:

  • Leverage international law and constructing narratives to discourage Chinese aggression towards Taiwan.
  • Proactive engagement mitigates risks posed by Chinese aggression and aligns with India’s self-interest.
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