With the upcoming U.S. presidential election and the 18th Party Congress in China, both countries are facing an important political year. The political climate in the region is influenced by a number of factors, including the U.S. “rebalance” toward the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan’s newly reelected government, controversy in the South China Sea, and a still shaky global economy.
The Carnegie Endowment, in conjunction with R.O.C. Mainland Affairs Council and National Chengchi University, hosted a two-day conference featuring panels of leading Taiwanese, American, and Chinese thinkers examining the state of U.S.-Taiwan-China relations and the challenges in the months ahead.
|Thursday, July 12, 2011|
The Honorable Raymond Burghardt, Chairman, American Institute in Taiwan
|10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Panel I: Challenges to Cross-Strait Relations
Arthur S. DING, National Chengchi University
Alexander Chieh-cheng HUANG, Tamkang University
Moderator: Richard Bush, Brookings Institution
Commentator: Michael Swaine, Carnegie Endowment
|1:30-3:00 p.m.||Panel II: The Beijing-Taipei-Washington Triangle
TSAI Ming-Yen, National Chung Hsing University
Robert Sutter, George Washington University
SUN Zhe, Tsinghua University
Moderator: Douglas Paal, Carnegie Endowment
Commentator: Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic & International Studies
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|3:30-5:00 p.m.||Panel III: Developments in Mainland China
HUNG Chin-Fu, National Cheng Kung University
Steven Goldstein, Smith College
Dali Yang, University of Chicago
Moderator: David M. Lampton, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Commentator: Nancy Tucker, Georgetown University
|Friday, July 13, 2011|
|12:00-1:30 p.m.||Panel IV: The Asia-Pacific Region and Cross-Strait Relations
HSIAO Hsiu-An, National Chengchi University
KUO Yu-Jen, National Sun Yat-sen University
Moderator: Kenneth Lieberthal, Brookings Institution
Commentator: Michael McDevitt, CNA
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