9:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Taiwan’s Elections and What They Mean

Thursday, March 27, 2008

9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The people of Taiwan elected a new president who favors closer ties with China. The outcome carries important implications not only for the future of Taiwan, but also for the United States, China and their relations with one another.

On March 27, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Georgetown University hosted a seminar to examine the voting results, what they say about Taiwan’s current politics and its continued political and democratic development, and the implications of the election and referendums for relations among Taiwan the United States and China.

The event featured leading experts from Taiwan, the United States and China including representatives from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT). After each panel, participants took audience questions.

(CNAPS Director Richard Bush and other experts contributed to a New York Times online discussion about the election results. Go to the transcript >>.)