An FTA between India and Taiwan could pave the way for TSMC to move some of its factories to India, among other things. Such a change would be a nightmare for the Chinese Communist Party leadership.
Given that pork is a favorite food of many in China, it is no wonder that Xi Jinping has emerged as an enthusiastic practitioner of what he calls subcritical, conventional asymmetric attacks on India and Taiwan. During the previous administration, “slicing salami” was a regular practice, but received no response from the Indian side. It was considered more in the matter of deployment than the officers who vigorously countered the PLA’s efforts to cut through. Amazingly, the newly rebuilt Dowlet Beg Ordi airfield was ordered closed by the previous government. Files on this decision should be made public so that politicians and officials who have committed such derelictions of their duty to the State are identified. Military historian Shiv Kunal Verma referred to a top-secret proposal submitted to the South Block by US President George W. Bush in 2005. This was so that India could withdraw from Siachen and appease General Rawalpindi (who had outsourced much of Afghanistan’s war against the Taliban). I was warned about this sellout attempt by. This was due to those in the governing system who were more devoted to India’s territorial integrity than their political superiors at the time. For months, the columnist warned of impending sell-outs through the organizer’s column. He also met with the US Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy and said that for Prime Minister Singh to yield to such pressure, not only would India-US relations hit a long and deep trough, but the Prime Minister himself would face numerous pressures. He warned that he would have to… the number of citizens who would hold him accountable for treason. Fortunately for the country, decency prevailed in the South Block, and US pressure to leave Siachen was ignored. Manmohan If Singh were not the de facto prime minister of India, but the actual prime minister, this intelligent and action figure would have left a brilliant record in India’s transformation.
Thanks to the military, the People’s Liberation Army’s cutting off parts of its territory from Indian and Bhutan rule has proven to be a recent challenge. , Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the military the freedom to repel efforts by the People’s Liberation Army to chip away at the territory of the Republic of India. The Modi government also rescued the DBO runway from closure and opened several other previously non-functioning airfields on the India-Tibet border. In addition, essential roads and fortifications were built to repel future PLA attacks on borders that were intentionally undefined by the CCP leadership. It is not a question of whether a major attack on the China-India border will come from the PLA, but of when it will occur. Chinese Communist Party propagandists in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea continually argue that the relocation of industrial facilities from China to India would be at risk from the People’s Liberation Army. The truth is that given India’s current nuclear, conventional and asymmetric retaliation capabilities, even an attack of the magnitude of 1962 would only affect some border areas. Foreign investment is much safer in India than in President Xi Jinping’s China. Since 2014, India has been militarily prepared to deal with such threats.
Now comes Taiwan, another Indo-Pacific country at high risk of all-out attack by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Since his tenure in China’s highest institution, Jiang Zemin, the CCP has sought to make China the sole back office and manufacturing factory of Taiwan. This process was greatly aided by the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed between Taipei and Beijing in 2010. Especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations have been working overtime in multiple countries to prevent big powers from signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan. If her FTA is signed between Taiwan and India, China will lose much of her ECFA gains. General Secretary Xi Jinping is not worried about India signing her FTA with her UAE or the UK. Because neither poses a threat to China’s manufacturing base like her FTA between India and Taiwan. A move like this could pave the way for his TSMC to follow his Foxconn and move some of its factories to India, among other things. Such a change would be a nightmare for the Chinese Communist Party leadership. No wonder in Taiwan there is a shrill dog whistle from the Chinese Communist Party’s influence network that “India is not safe for foreign investment” due to governance, labor, social or movement issues. Unfortunately for Xi, more and more Taiwanese are seeing through such deception efforts and are turning to India while considering relocation from China, the biggest threat to their country. I’m here. Given that Taiwan is likely to make concessions to India in the services sector, this is an inevitable consequence of our first-mover advantage, and we are the only democracies most at risk from China. The FTA will see Taiwan’s investment in more than US$300 billion in (a) manufacturing in India, (b) exporting services, and an explosion of synergies between the information technology and IT hardware sectors.
Some of the influential think tanks in the South and North Blocks have a habit of asking the wrong questions and giving the wrong answers. Among these are reasons why India should not wait until a US-Taiwan FTA is signed. That question ignores the reality that tariffs between Taiwan and the US are he 5% or lower than this level in most cases. Such a rate guaranteed her de facto ECFA between Washington and Taipei, a fact overlooked by many of the world’s largest democracies. Whether de facto or de jure, an India-Taiwan FTA needs to be a priority for both sides in her 2023. In his five years in his third term, General Secretary Xi Jinping has struggled to showcase achievements that could be used to justify his fourth term, especially in the military field. That is why Xi’s main targets of malicious attention (US, Japan, India, Taiwan, etc.) need to work together to repel his expansionist moves. This is a reality increasingly understood by parliamentarians in the US, EU, UK, Japan, South Korea and India.