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Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development

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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.

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Agenda

Welcome

Keynote address

Panel 1: Opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations

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Alexander C. Huang

Assistant Professor - Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies

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Alan D. Romberg

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

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Guo Baogang

Professor of Political Science - Director, Center for International Education

Lunch remarks

Panel 2: Opportunities and challenges of political and economic developments in mainland China

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Leng Tse-Kang

Professor of Political Science - National Chengchi University

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Hans H. Tung

Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science

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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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Zeng Jin

Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations - Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Panel 3: Opportunities and challenges for the new context in U.S.-Taiwan-mainland China relations

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Kwei-Bo Huang

Secretary-General - Association of Foreign Relations

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Zhao Suisheng

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

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