Taiwan Defence and Security Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2364028
  • December 2012
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 69 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI's Taiwan Defence and Security Report for Q1 2013 examines the country's strategic position in the Asia Pacific region. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the challenges it may face in the future.

The report examines the trends occurring in Taiwan's current and future defence procurement, and the order of battle across its armed forces. The intention is to provide a clear and concise discussion of these issues. The report's general conclusion is that the re-election of Kuomintang President Ma Ying-jeou in early 2012 has paved the way for the continuation of relatively warm cross-Strait relations, giving the island confidence about its security outlook for the next few years at least. It is also unlikely that the new leadership in Mainland China, headed by Xi Jinping, will alter the country's longstanding Taiwan policy,
especially given the many pressing domestic issues that demand Beijing's attention.

Ma's promotion of good relations with China has led to accusations that he has been neglectful of national defence. Perhaps to counter this criticism, Taipei has increased its defence budget for 2012. However, READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Taiwan Security SWOT 7

Taiwan Defence Industry SWOT 9

Taiwan Political SWOT 10

Taiwan Economic SWOT 11

Taiwan Business Environment SWOT 12

Global Political Outlook 13

North East Asia Security Overview 16

North East Asia: The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s 16

The Geopolitical Importance Of North East Asia 16

Flashpoints And Faultlines In North East Asia 17

The China-North Korea Border 20

The Taiwan Strait 21

Disputed Islands 22

The Russia-China Border 24

China's Western Periphery 24

The Evolution Of North East Asia 25

Security Risk Analysis 29
Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings 29
Table: Asia Pacific State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 30

Taiwan's Security Risk 30

Political Overview 32

Long-Term Political Outlook 32

Legal Status Quo To Prevail In 2010s 32

Foreign Policy 35

Political Divide To Curb Cross-Strait Investment Impact 35

Taiwan Security Overview 37

Internal Security Situation 37

External Security Situation 37

Armed Forces And Government Spending 43

Armed Forces 43

Weapons Of Mass Destruction 48

Market Overview 50

Recent Changes 51

Arms Trade Overview 51

Industry Trends And Developments 52

Procurement Trends And Developments 53

Competitive Landscape 55

Industry Forecast Scenario 56

Armed Forces 56

Taiwan's Armed Forces, 2000-2008 ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated), 2000-2008 56

Defence Expenditure 56
Table: Taiwan's Defence Expenditure, 2010-2017 57
Table: Taiwan's Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP (US$mn), 2010-2017 57

Defence Trade 58

Key Risks To BMI's Forecast Scenario 58

Macroeconomic Forecast 59

Structural Growth At Risk 59
Table: Taiwan - Economic Activity, 2009-2016 61

Company Profiles 62

Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) 62

CSBC Corporation, Taiwan 64

Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology 65

Combined Service Forces 66

BMI Methodology 67

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 67

Defence Industry 67

Sources 68

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Company Profiles
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC)
CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Combined Service Forces

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