Dec 3

Past Event

Cross-Strait Economic and Political Relations and the Obama Administration

Event Materials


CNAPS and the Epoch Foundation organized this conference examining cross-strait relations and U.S. policy toward Asia at a time of political change in Taiwan and the United States. Three panels, featuring Brookings and CNAPS scholars as well as other experts, analyzed U.S. policy, cross-Strait relations, and the economy of mainland China. Brookings President Strobe Talbott and Vincent Siew, vice president of the Republic of China, provided keynote remarks.

Read the welcome remarks and morning keynote address »
Read the panel 1 transcript »
Read the afternoon keynote address »
Read the panel 2 transcript »
Read the panel 3 transcript » (forthcoming)

Event Agenda

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Keynote Address: U.S. Foreign Policy in the New Administration

  • Panel I: Asia Policy under the New U.S. Administration

    • Michael Schiffer

      Program Officer, Stanley Foundation

    • Frank Ching

      Senior Columnist, South China Morning Post; CNAPS Advisory Council Member

    • Tsuyoshi Sunohara

      Senior Staff Diplomatic Writer, International News Department, Nikkei Newspaper

    • Wonhyuk Lim

      Director, Office for Development Cooperation, Korea Development Institute; CNAPS Visiting Fellow, 2005-2006

    • Erich Shih

      News Anchor/Senior Producer, CTi Television, Inc.; Visiting Scholar, Peking University School of International Studies; CNAPS Visiting Fellow, 2003-2004

  • Afternoon Keynote Address

    • Hon. Vincent Siew

      Vice President of the Republic of China

  • Panel II: Cross Strait Relations Six Months into the Ma Administration

  • Panel III: The Chinese Economy


December 3, 2008

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Far Eastern Plaza Hotel


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Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies