12:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

Past Event

Taiwan’s Democracy: A Historical Review

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

In this speech launching a series of seminars on Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections, Dr. Joseph Wu, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, praises Taiwan’s peaceful democratic development, but identifies some weaknesses in the system and suggests means for improvement.

Dr. Wu’s on-the-record address launched a series of joint public seminars by Brookings, CSIS, and Georgetown examining Taiwan’s democratic development, its 2008 legislative and presidential elections, and implications for relations with the United States and China. Additional seminars will take place on December 10, February 21 and March 26.