Chapter 12


Friedman mentions an interesting idea which is Dell Theory in chapter 12. The theory stipulates: No two countries that are both part of a major global supply chain, like Dell's, will ever fight a war against each other as long as they are both part of the same global supply chain. And the most important test case of the Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention is the situation between China and Taiwan - since both are deeply embedded in several of the world's most important computer, consumer electronics, and increasingly, software supply chain (424). Even though Friedman has confidence in his theory, he still thinks it's a real challenge for China and Taiwan. As a Taiwanese, I also do not want to see the war between China and Taiwan happen. However, the truth is China government never gave up any possibility to attack Taiwan. I just wonder if they see us a part of the same country, why we need to live in a threat of war? Moreover, I remembered that when SARS spread in Asia and all Asia countries suffered from this disease, the China government still insisted that Taiwan cannot be a member of WHO. The result was we cannot accept the assistance from WHO and we struggled this new serious illness by ourselves. Fortunately, we survived. I just do not understand If China government treated Taiwanese as their people, why they ignored our life and saw politics as a priority? I know it's a sensitive issue, however, if we would like to live a flatter and better world in the future, there are many affairs are more important than politics.



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