The year 2006 will long be remembered by the people of Taiwan as a year of political turmoil. Chen Shui-bian's escalating political crisis at home raised the risk of instability for Washington. Taiwan's economy registered another disappointing year with sluggish growth and a slew of poor statistics.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.