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Prospects and challenges for Taiwan in the years ahead

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Taiwan continues to demonstrate extraordinary resilience in these uncertain times. However, old and new challenges persist that could impact Taiwan’s continuing capacity to thrive. With a Chinese Communist Party Congress expected this fall and important elections looming in the United States and Taiwan in 2024, there will be a growing need for clarity on dynamics influencing U.S.-Taiwan relations, cross-Strait relations, and Taiwan domestic affairs.

On May 26, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a public webinar featuring a conversation with top Taiwan scholars Richard Bush, Shelley Rigger, and Kharis Templeman, moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Ryan Hass, about Taiwan’s future prospects and challenges.

Online viewers submitted questions via e-mail to or via Twitter at #TaiwanFuture.


Welcome and introduction

Panel discussion


Shelley Rigger

Brown Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Policy - Political Science Department, Davidson College


Kharis Templeman

Research Fellow & Project Manager, Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region - Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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