Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen receives a framed photograph from a masked soldier amid the coronavirus pandemic at a military base in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on April 9. Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images
After keeping its society and economy running throughout the coronavirus pandemic, squashing the outbreak, and donating millions of face masks to many countries, Taiwan has earned a lot of positive press internationally. But there is another vital area in which the world could also learn from Taiwan’s experience.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the enormous danger of being over-reliant on China. The logistical vulnerabilities of concentrating manufacturing supply chains in a single country like China plus its antagonistic and unreliable behavior are pushing countries including Japan, the United States, and Australia to reduce