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Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Opportunities and Challenges under New Conditions

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In over six years since the inauguration of President Ma Ying-jeou, relations between Taiwan and mainland China have reached unprecedented levels of political, economic, and social exchange. As Ma approaches the end of his term in office and Xi Jinping enters the second year of his, Taipei and Beijing face both opportunities and challenges in enhancing and consolidating cross-Strait relations.

On September 12, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and the Association of Foreign Relations co-hosted a public conference to identify and analyze key opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations under new domestic, regional, and global conditions. Leading experts from Taiwan, the United States, and mainland China assessed the current state of cross-Strait relations, analyzed prospects for further development during the remainder of President Ma’s term in office, examined current conditions in mainland China and how they impact mainland China’s approach to Taiwan, and discussed Taipei-Washington-Beijing relations.

 

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Panel 1: Opportunities and Challenges in Cross-Strait Relations

David G. Brown

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

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Kao-Cheng Wang

Professor, Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies and Dean, College of International Studies, Tamkang University - Tamkang University

Douglas H. Paal

Vice President for Studies - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Alan D. Romberg

Distinguished Fellow and Director, East Asia Program, The Henry L. Stimson Center

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Quansheng Zhao

Professor of International Relations and Chair, Asian Studies Research Council - American University

Panel 3: Washington-Taipei-Beijing Relations

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George Quester

Professor Emeritus, Government and Politics - University of Maryland

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Kwei-Bo Huang

Secretary-General - Association of Foreign Relations

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Yeh-chung Lu

Assistant Professor, Department of Diplomacy - National Chengchi University

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Min Ye

Director, East Asian Studies Program and Assistant Professor of International Relations - Boston University

Panel 2: Opportunities and Challenges under New Conditions in Mainland China

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Chien-min Chao

Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Mainland China Studies and Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Thoughts - Chinese Culture University

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Wen-Hsuan Tsai

Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science - Academia Sinica

David M. Lampton

George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Studies Program - Johns Hopkins University SAIS

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Xiaobo Lü

Professor of Political Science - Barnard College

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Chien-min Chao

Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Mainland China Studies and Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Thoughts - Chinese Culture University

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Wen-Hsuan Tsai

Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science - Academia Sinica

David M. Lampton

George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Studies Program - Johns Hopkins University SAIS

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Xiaobo Lü

Professor of Political Science - Barnard College

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