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The Geopolitical Implications of Taiwan-China Relations on Regional Security

Syed Rizwan Haider Bukhari | Prof Dr. Amir Ullah Khan | Inam Ul Haq |
Islamia College Peshawar |
Volume: 3 | Issue : 1 (2024/02/14)


Introduction: China and Taiwan is fraught with tension as Taiwan seeks to maintain its autonomy against China's growing power. This relationship is a critical flashpoint in East Asia, with conflicting sovereignty claims hindering diplomatic progress. To manage this situation, it is essential to understand its complexities and avoid provoking Beijing, allowing time for future generations to reassess the relationship.

Methodology: The objective of this research is to investigate particular issue regarding China and Taiwan within the realm of political science by utilizing secondary data. The review encompasses a variety of primary and secondary sources, including articles, books, journals, and pertinent online data. The objective of this literature evaluation is to discern deficiencies, regularities, and tendencies in the current research pertaining to the subject matter.

Results/ Findings: The China-Taiwan relationship is characterized by political instability, divergent interests, and historical tensions, fueled by linguistic, ethnic, religious, and political disparities. The Taiwan Strait symbolizes the enduring animosity between the two, complicating reconciliation efforts. Regional security concerns are exacerbated by China's actions in the
South China Sea, necessitating responses from stakeholders like the US, Japan, and South Korea. Taiwan's geopolitical importance, economic strength, technological advancements, and military capabilities underscore its significance in regional security and global trade.

Future Direction/ Implication: The future of China-Taiwan relations relies on diplomatic efforts to de-escalate tensions and promote dialogue. Prioritizing stability and peaceful dispute resolution is crucial amid regional security concerns, with implications extending beyond the Taiwan Strait to influence global geopolitics.