Min-Hua Chiang

Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Economist Min-Hua Chiang is a research fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Her interests lie in fundamental macroeconomic theories and geopolitical-economic interactions between countries in East Asia and the world. Her research articles have appeared in numerous academic journals including African & Asian Studies, East Asia: An International Quarterly, Thunderbird International Business Review, The Pacific Review and China Perspectives. Her review of The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise (2021) was published in The China Quarterly. Her most recent academic article is “China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia: Analyzing the Chinese State’s Strategies and Potential Influence” (with Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux).

Before joining The Heritage Foundation, she was a senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. She previously held research positions at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Commerce Development Research Institute in Taipei.

A general view of the rush hour traffic in Taipei, Taiwan, 17 January 2023. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

Taiwan's economy is breaking away from China's

Heritage Foundation researcher Min-Hua Chiang observes that China is fast losing its grip on its economic coercion strategy vis-à-vis Taiwan. With supply chains regrouping after a period of US-China trade war and geopolitical tensions, Taiwan has found greater support in its efforts to delink cross-strait issues with its economic survival.