Taiwan punches well above its weight in the global economy. With only 23
million people, it is the 23rd largest economy in the world. And it is attempting to expand its external trade, having signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China in 2010.
Even so, Taiwan has yet to undertake crucial domestic reforms in the areas of regulation,
finance, labor, and education that could launch its rise as a commercial hub in the Asian
region. These are the major findings of a forthcoming AEI report titled “Taiwan, Inc.: A
Home for Global Business.” Dan Blumenthal, Derek Scissors, and Gary Schmitt, three of
the report’s co-authors, will highlight its major findings. Two discussants will then offer
their own perspectives on the major needs of Taiwan’s economy. For more information,
please visit, http://www.aei.org/events/2012/10/25/taiwan-inc-a-home-for-globalbusiness/.