Asian Studies: "Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Relations, and Taiwan’s Role in East Asia" (Conference)

  • Starts: 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014
After years of tension and uncertainty in the Taiwan Strait area, cross-Strait relations have been remarkably stable in recent years. But the politics of both the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan are always changing, and it is uncertain if this stability will hold. This symposium will look at the November 29 municipal elections and what they suggest about trends in Taiwan. What are the regional and global implications of these trends? Can China and Taiwan maintain a stable and productive relationship? This symposium will take place over two days. December 2: Taiwan in International Perspective Speakers: Richard Bush, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution “Taiwan and Asia” Ray Burghardt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, American Institute in Taiwan “An American Perspective on Taiwan” Alan D. Romberg, Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center “The State of Cross-Strait Relations” Seven M. Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Smith College “Cross-Strait Relations: The China, United States, Taiwan Tangle”