One way China is growing more dependent on Taiwan


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Intermediate goods are inputs used to produce a final product. Think textiles to make a coat, metals to make a car, and computer chips to make an iPhone. And as a research report published last week shows, tracing the flow of intermediate goods can also lead to insights about changing trade relationships between countries and the degree to which they are dependent on each other. Advertisement One surprising revelation from the report, published by the Asia-based, global trade focused nonprofit Hinrich Foundation, is that China is becoming dependent on Taiwan for intermediate goods. Advertisement China is the world’s largest importer...