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PacNet #36 – Taiwan: The View from Southeast Asia

The following is an abridged version of a speech recently presented in Taipei.

Because I am in Taiwan for the first time, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about Taiwan and how Southeast Asians view it. I have traveled quite extensively in all 10 member-countries of ASEAN and lived in six of them. Because of this, I believe that I have some feel for how Southeast Asians think about Taiwan.