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Denmark–Taiwan relations


Denmark–Taiwan relations

Denmark–Taiwan relations



Denmark–Taiwan relations are foreign relations between Denmark and Taiwan. Denmark does not recognize Taiwan, but has a trade council in Taipei.[1] Taiwan has a Representative office in Copenhagen.[2] In 2005, both countries signed a tax treaty.[3]


  • History 1
  • Political relations 2
  • Trade 3
  • Science and technology 4
  • References 5


On 9 January 1950, Denmark became one of the first European countries to recognize the People's Republic of China.[4] Denmark has never diplomatically recognized the Republic of China on Taiwan. Denmark has unofficial relations with Taiwan, but these were primarily related to trade, culture, science and economic affairs.[5]

Political relations

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The Danish Technical Research Council and Taiwan's National Science Council signed an agreement in 2001 on cooperative research projects.[12]

Science and technology

In 1993, the trade between Denmark and Taiwan amounted $206,5 million.[8] The trade between Denmark and Taiwan has shown steady growth. From 2000 to 2005, it grew at the average annual growth rate of 15%, which makes Denmark Taiwan’s most promising trade partner in Europe. In 2006 trade between the countries set a new record, US$907.8 million.[9] Denmark’s major imports from Taiwan is mobile phones, bicycles and computer related products. Taiwan's major imports from Denmark is wind turbines, machinery and medical instruments.[10] Danish companies in Taiwan are Bang & Olufsen, Danfoss, Lego and Maersk.[11]



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