Beijing’s Cash Bid in Taiwan

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT —  China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside out.

But a decision by China’s Taiwan Affairs Office earlier this month to offer $95 billion in loans to Taiwanese firms looking to set up shop in the Middle Kingdom hasn’t gone down well with some observers.

Read more from Cain Nunns in the Global Post

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