Taiwan’s democratic elections and Canada’s response
February 17, 2016
School of Business associate faculty member Hugh Stephens published an online opinion-editorial for The Diplomat Feb. 17 which outlines Taiwan and mainland China’s differing political dynamics and how Canada should respond to maintain diplomatic and economic relations.
Here is an excerpt:
“The best thing that Canada and other countries can do to support Taiwan’s democracy is to continue to develop its relations with the island on the current non-official basis, adhering to formulas that have served all parties well in the past, while at the same time pushing forward to strengthen the Canada-China relationship both for economic and strategic reasons – while potentially offering Taiwan some additional economic breathing room.”