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Table: Taiwan's Southern Strategy


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TABLE: Taiwan's Southern Strategy

AMOUNT INVESTED MAJOR INVESTMENTS PROS AND CONS

VIETNAM $2.5 billion Infrastructure projects Cheap workforce,

funded by companies but bureaucratic

tied to Taiwan's hassles

ruling party

INDONESIA $7.7 billion Labor-intensive indus- Abundant labor, but

tries owned by small- lingering anti-

and mid-size Taiwanese Chinese sentiment

companies

PHILIPPINES $740 million Subic Bay industrial Close bilateral ties,

park backed by Taipei but poor infrastruc-

ture

MALAYSIA $7.3 billion Computers and peri- Close to locally-based

pherals made by com- multinationals, but

panies such as Acer small market

and ASE

THAILAND $5.1 billion Electronics manufac- Highly skilled workers

turing and financial but rising labor costs

services

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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