Concerns of global supply chains being overdependent on China has shifted the focus to India. This became clear in 2021 when Australia, Japan and India together launched the Resilient Supply Chain Initiative. India must now leverage its unique position in the Indo-Pacific region by incorporating well-planned industrial clusters and models.
Associate Professor, Social Sciences department, FLAME University
Roger Chi-feng Liu is Associate Professor of international politics with the Department of Social Sciences, FLAME University. Dr. Liu had worked for major foreign policy think tanks in Taiwan as research fellows before he earned his Ph.D. degree in the U.S. He is currently a correspondent research fellow with the Center for Globalization and Peace Research, Soochow University, Taiwan, and a research fellow with the Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS), National Chengchi University, and Taipei, Taiwan.
Taiwan was one of the few countries to successfully contain COVID-19 during the pandemic. But China's influence led to Taiwan losing its observer status in the World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO's decision-making body, in 2017, preventing learnings from Taiwan to be implemented. The G7 and Japan have already backed Taiwan’s reinstatement. India can use its chairmanship of the WHA to rally more support and change the status quo.