During the presidency of Ma Ying-jeou, political, economic, and social exchanges across the Taiwan Strait have reached new levels. As Ma approaches the end of his term and presidential candidates launch their campaigns for the January 2016 elections, Taipei and Beijing face both opportunities and challenges in enhancing and consolidating cross-Strait relations.
On July 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Taiwan-based Association of Foreign Relations co-hosted a public conference to identify and analyze key opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations under changing domestic, regional, and global conditions. Leading experts from Taiwan, the United States, and mainland China reviewed recent events in cross-Strait relations and analyzed prospects for further development. Panelists discussed Taipei-Washington-Beijing relations, and examined current political and economic development conditions in mainland China and how they impact mainland China’s approach to Taiwan. Andrew L.Y. Hsia, minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan, made an opening keynote address. Raymond Burghardt, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, provided luncheon remarks.
May 14, 2015
May 7, 2015
Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development - Part 1
Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development - Part 2
Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development - Part 3
Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development - Part 4
Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development - Part 5
Panel 1: Opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations
10:30 amAlexander C. Huang Head of Defense Team - KMT Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu, Director, the Institute of Strategic Studies and the Institute of American Studies - Tamkang University, Taiwan
Panel 2: Opportunities and challenges of political and economic developments in mainland China
1:15 pmScott Kennedy Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics - Center for Strategic and International Studies
Panel 3: Opportunities and challenges for the new context in U.S.-Taiwan-mainland China relations
3:00 pmSteven M. Goldstein Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus, Smith College - Harvard University, Director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop - Harvard University