CHINA'S GRADUAL MASTERY OVER TAIWAN DISCOURSE BEHIND ONE-SIDED CLAIMS IN THE TERRITORY SOUTH CHINA SEA
The South China Sea (SCS) problem due to China's unilateral claims, by setting the Nine Dashed-Line under its supervision, has disrupted security stability in the region. The claim caused China to dispute with several coastal countries in the SCS region, and also caused a strong reaction from the US and its allies. China not only deployed the Nine Dashed-Line, but also placed an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the north of Taiwan, including the deployment of the Anti-Access Aerial Denial (A2/AD) defense strategy in the face of the island chain defense strategy built by the US and its allies encircle China in Indo-Pacific waters. On the other hand, China's ambition to regain control of Taiwan is an interesting question, will it in the end (due to being hindered by the US and its allies) use violence in an open war, or use soft power diplomacy? The large and dominant trade value between China and Taiwan, as well as the factor that Taiwan dominates semiconductor chip technology (controls the international market) which is very important for the manufacture of advanced weapons and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, is thought to be China's consideration to immediately dominate Taiwan by all means. China tries not to use violence, and chooses a strategy of controlling Taiwan, by claiming the SCS unilateral territory and building a chain of Exclusive Economic Zones, which automatically absorbs Taiwan into its territory.
JEL Classification: N4, N45
Claims, Taiwan and Semiconductor Chip.