Cross-Strait Relations and International Organizations: by Björn Alexander Lindemann

By Björn Alexander Lindemann

​Taiwan has been excluded from the United countries and different businesses for which statehood is needed and its presence in IGOs is principally restricted to sensible and neighborhood companies that permit versatile versions of participation, having a particular identify, prestige and job house in every one association. Taiwan’s exclusion from significant IGOs derives from its specified overseas prestige in addition to the political controversy over the illustration of China within the foreign area. Björn Alexander Lindemann offers a considerable research of the connection among Taiwan and China in and in regards to IGOs within the period of time among 2002 and 2011. in keeping with a neoclassical realist technique, he is taking a glance on the case experiences of the WTO, APEC, WHO and UN, and explains Taiwan’s new IGO method less than President Ma Ying-jeou after 2008 and its effect on Taiwan’s foreign space.

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China’s economic growth and market attractiveness has given Beijing the leverage to exploit its economic influence for political gains. Under the leadership of Hu Jintao, nine diplomatic allies switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing including Macedonia (June 2001), Nauru (July 2002), Liberia (October 2003), Dominica (March 2004), Grenada (January 2005), Senegal (October 2005), Chad (August 2006), Costa Rica (June 2007), and Malawi (January 2008). Between 2003 and 2006, the Hu administration extended its bilateral relations with 15 countries to “strategic partnerships”, gaining greater support for its Taiwan policy (Lin 2007: 161-172).

Gaining IGO memberships is therefore an important foreign policy goal for states and constitutes an even greater source of interest for diplomatically isolated states such as Taiwan. IGOs are significant as tools with which Taiwan can pursue its interests and as arenas in which the island can conduct foreign relations with countries with whom it does not have diplomatic ties. Moreover, international memberships imply some form of recognition and can contribute to a state’s international legal sovereignty (Krasner 1999).

Taiwan’s strategy shifted toward accommodating China by expanding common interests, institutionalizing dialogue, promoting confidence-building measures and offering assurances in order to build mutual trust. Zhang concluded that both material and ideational factors accounted for Taiwan’s new security policy being based on cross-strait rapprochement and the use of Taiwan’s soft power. Wang Yuan-kang (2010: 19) also looked at the systemic level and, in his paper on Taiwan’s grand strategy choices, argued that “elements of economic integration and even bandwagoning seem to have become more salient” in Taipei’s policy in contrast to the balancing approach of the past.

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