Past Event

Taiwan’s Domestic and External Policy Environments in 2015

Tuesday, October 28 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel

No. 2, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District
Taipei City

Taiwan faces domestic and external policy challenges on a range of fronts. Some are common to industrial democracies around the world and some, such as exclusion from many international organizations, are unique to Taiwan. In the year 2015, formulating and implementing solutions to these challenges will be complicated by Taiwan’s large-scale local elections at the end of 2014 and national elections at the beginning of 2016.

On October 28 in Taipei, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings, the Taipei Forum, and the Association of Foreign Relations hosted a public conference examining issues in democratic governance, regional and global trade and economics, and relations across the Taiwan Strait. Leading experts from Taiwan, the United States, China, Korea, and Japan examined some of the policy and political challenges facing Taipei over the coming year. The Honorable David Y.L. Lin, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) delivered an opening keynote speech.

After each session, participants responded to audience questions.