How do Chinese trajectories contribute to understanding capitalism? — OUTLINE
China on the world stage: a reversal of the linkage of politics and economics
First stage: Western governments putting pressure on the Chinese government to implement democratic reforms.
Second stage: Western governments de-linking politics and economics when dealing with China
Third stage: China is linking trade relations with Western countries with political issues
Sino-Taiwanese relations as a case in point
While relocating their industries to China, Taiwanese entrepreneurs did not export democracy nor the rule of law
The liberalization of Sino-Taiwanese relations (2008-2016): resorting to a de-linkage of economics from politics
All the negotiations and the agreements have been designed around an eviction of politics, on the content and on the form:
However this depoliticization of Sino-Taiwanese negotiations has not been without political consequences
At the socio-economic level, Cross-Strait liberalization has deepened inequalities in Taiwan.