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Taiwan -- unlikely beneficiary of the trade war?

Island gains when companies diversify from mainland but cannot escape Beijing's reach

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Tsai Ing-wen was elected to create more breathing space between Taiwan and China.   © Reuters

Tsai Ing-wen may be the one democratic leader thanking her lucky stars for the U.S.-China trade war.

Taiwan's president took office in May 2016 with an ambitious goal: diversifying the economy away from the mainland and restoring its reputation as a high-tech center.

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