“Right now the participation level of foreign investors is not high because the international market is not very stable,” commented Tom Tang, a vice president of Masterlink Investment Advisory.

Morningstar analyst Patricia Oey said iShares MSCI Taiwan is “often considered a technology play, which would make sense — information technology companies (primarily hardware manufacturers) constitute almost 60% of EWT’s portfolio.”

Taiwan and China “are in the process of liberalizing cross-straits trade and investment restrictions,” she wrote in a report on the ETF. “Although China is already Taiwan’s largest trading partner, this increased economic interdependence will make an investment in Taiwan even more of an indirect play on China.”

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Max Chen contributed to this article.