Introduction: European Perspectives on Taiwan

  • Jens Damm
  • Paul Lim


While Taiwan has been of great interest for Europe in terms of economy and trade, political obstacles have diminished the role of Taiwan in the political sphere for decades and the “One China” policy of the European Union (EU) and the member states has marginalized Taiwan’s role even further. Nevertheless, some space has been dedicated to Taiwan, and within Taiwan itself there is a growing interest in Europe and in the influence of Europe on Taiwan’s history. This volume presents a range of existing European perspectives on Taiwan from a number of different standpoints, including discussions on the ways in which the EU could play a more constructive role in helping to resolve some of the problems currently faced by Taiwan.


European Union Regional Security European Perspective Chinese Foreign Policy Party Polity 
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