Skip to main content
Past Event

Taiwan’s Presidential and Legislative Elections: Implications for Taiwan, the United States, and Cross-Strait Relations

On January 17, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at Brookings (CNAPS) and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a seminar analyzing the results of Taiwan’s January 14 presidential and legislative elections. The outcomes of the elections remain uncertain, and the results will have impact not only on the daily lives of Taiwan’s people, but also on relations with China and the United States.

The discussion featured speakers from across Taiwan’s political spectrum, as well as experts from the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Panelists analyzed the results of the election, identified pressing policy issues for the winning presidential candidate, and explored how the results may affect cross-Strait relations and the United States.

After each panel, speakers took audience questions.


9:00 AM -- Introduction

9:15 AM -- Panel 1: Analysis of the Presidential and Legislative Elections


Dafydd Fell

Senior Lecturer in Taiwan Studies and Deputy Director, Centre of Taiwan Studies


Chu Yun-han

Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica - Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University

10:45 AM -- Panel 2: Lessons from the Past, and Policy Issues for the New Administration

Douglas H. Paal

Vice President for Studies - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Kao Su-Po

Executive Director, The 21st Century Foundation

12:15 PM -- Keynote Address: The Taiwan Election and What It Means

1:45 PM -- Panel 3: Implications for the United States and Cross-Strait Relations


Cuh Shulong

Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of International Strategic and Development Studies, Tsinghua University; Current CNAPS Visiting Fellow

More Information

To subscribe or manage your subscriptions to our top event topic lists, please visit our event topics page.


Get a weekly events calendar from Brookings