on February 8, 2000
With the approaching of Taiwan presidential election which has been suffused with peculiarly the controversial issue of party assets ignited by KMT candidate, this book seemed to emerge at an interesting timing. Nevertheless, this piece of research presented by leading scolars in the field of IR renders an invaluable analysis of the intricate and complex political economy of my beloved country.
It's an indispensable reading for those who have been aspired for the glory of the past to stare at some components of truth behind the mist of Taiwan history.
on January 19, 2000
State and party-own enterprises are domaint economic powers in Taiwan before 1980. Behind the USA support, economic policies were shaped by some political elites excluded other social classes. After that, KMT, the ruling party began released more business space for private capitalists especially Taiwanese to get more legislation. So, economic policy was very different from ever not only on subject but also on scale. New KMT is mroe close to capitalist. Now, ruling unit in Taiwan is not only a political party, instead a ruling group conclude big enterprises.