Both Singapore and Taiwan are Chinese-dominated island regime. In natural ecological conditions, they faced the same situations such as insufficient natural resources, multi-ethnic communities and survival crisis. But they are commonly using foreign trade as a driving force for economic development.
Singapore is a country to adopt a political and economic separation strategy as their national development strategy, that is, politics is a strict control system, the economy is an open capitalist system. In order to attract foreign investment and foreign businessmen it must create a stable and secure business environment, so the western democratic thought and system is beyond the mind of leaders. Taiwan, on the contrary, adopts an open political and economic system. The results of the two countries'' developments are obviously different. Singapore''s economic development is far superior to that of Taiwan. In any case, the two countries in the political and economic aspects could learn and for reference each other. It is such a comparative study being the theme of this thesis.
Since Singapore independence in 1965, she has closely carried out military and trade relations with Taiwan on the basis of its national survival. But Singapore didn''t thought to use such kind of relations with Taiwan to deal with Beijing because she is still developing close commercial and trade relations with China . At that time, there was no diplomatic relations between Singapore and China, so China could not interfere with Singapore''s military relationship with Taiwan. Even after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China, Singapore has not made concessions on its military relations with Taiwan, showing that Singapore insists sternly on the independent diplomacy. In this regards, Singapore and Taiwan continue to maintain friendship, includes economic and trade relations should continue forward, this should be a win-win situation for both countries.