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Cross-Strait Economic and Political Relations and the Obama Administration

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)


Welcome Remarks


Paul S.P. Hsu

President, Epoch Foundation and Chairman and CEO, PHYCOS International Co.

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

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


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, Global Economy Research - Korea Development Institute

Afternoon Keynote Address

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


Tomohiko Taniguchi

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University; CNAPS Visiting Fellow, 2004-2005


Richard Weixing Hu

Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong - CNAPS Visiting Fellow, 2007-2008, The Brookings Institution


Liu Fu-Kuo

Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations and Executive Director, Center for Security Studies

Panel III: The Chinese Economy


Zhu Wenhui

Senior Fellow, Hong Kong Bauhinia Research Center and Commentator, Phoenix TV; CNAPS Visiting Fellow, 2004-2005

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