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Cross-Strait relations under the Tsai Ing-wen administration

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Since President Tsai Ing-wen’s May inauguration, her administration has faced daunting challenges in trying to implement a complex domestic and foreign policy agenda. President Tsai has consistently avowed her intention to preserve the cross-Strait status quo, but Beijing has just as consistently insisted on certain political preconditions before it will accommodate to her government. With her first 100 days recently completed, Tsai must now look forward on how best to govern the island and manage cross-Strait relations for the next four years.

On September 15, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University in Taipei co-hosted a public conference to analyze key opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations amidst shifting domestic, regional, and global conditions. Leading experts from Taiwan, the United States, and mainland China discussed the recent developments in cross-Strait relations, examined current political and economic conditions in mainland China and how they impact Beijing’s approach to Taiwan, and evaluated Taipei-Washington-Beijing relations. Cheng-Yi Lin, deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, made an opening keynote address.

Agenda

Welcome

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Christopher K. Johnson

Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies - Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Stanley Kao

Representative - Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

Keynote Address

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Panel 1: Opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations

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Arthur Shuh-Fan Ding

Research Fellow and Director - Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University

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Yan Jiann-fa

Professor - Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology

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Zhu Zhiqun

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations - Bucknell University

Chair - China Institute

David G. Brown

Visiting Scholar in China Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University

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Coffee Break

Panel 2: Political and economic developments in mainland China

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Moderator

Scott Kennedy

Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies

Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy - Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Chou Chih-Chieh

Professor, Department of Political Science - Graduate Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University

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Christopher K. Johnson

Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies - Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Dali Yang

William Claude Reavis Professor, Department of Political Science - The University of Chicago

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Lunch remarks: Taiwan’s regional economic integration

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Scott Kennedy

Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies

Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy - Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Panel 3: U.S.-Taiwan-mainland China relations within new political environments

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Lin Wen-cheng

Professor, College of Social Science - National Sun Yat-sen University

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Tsai Ming-Yen

Professor - Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University

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Zhao Suisheng

Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies - Director, Center for China-U.S. Cooperation

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