When Taiwan`s pro-independence Democratic Progress Party (DPP) was in place from 2000 to 2008, the PRC strongly resisted Taiwan`s efforts in favor of the FTA. Beijing once said that, according to its “one-China principle,” all countries that have signed free trade agreements with Taiwan “would pose political difficulties themselves.” China was concerned that all formal agreements with Taiwan would constitute implicit recognition of the island. But China faced a dilemma. Its policy of isolation has damaged relations with Taipei and reinforced Taiwan`s hostility towards Beijing. Key Concepts – The mapping structure displayed in the “Select Related Contract Elements” tab is a “table of contents” that contains all related contract elements. It corresponds to the typical structure of an IIA. Please cite as: UNCTAD, International Investment Agreements Navigator, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/ The three pillars of activities • Research and policy analysis: monitoring trends, identifying important emerging issues and providing cutting-edge knowledge on AI in the context of sustainable development, • Technical assistance: organization of trainings, seminars and workshops; conduct IIA and Model-BIT checks; Ad hoc advice to strengthen the capacity of beneficiaries to deal with the complexity of the IIA regime; • Building intergovernmental consensus: exchange and exchange of good practices and experiences to promote global investment governance. . . .