Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Next to the North Korean nuclear program, the future of Taiwan's
relationship with China is probably the biggest unknown in
America's policy equation in the Western Pacific. Taiwan's current
presidential election campaign offers an insight into two possible
futures for Taiwan, a consolidation of Taiwan's separate identity
from, or a reassessment of Taiwan's political union with, the
People's Republic of China. But Taiwan's two main partisan camps
are divided by more than their different views of Taiwan's national
identity. They have different visions for Taiwan's national
defense, financial reform, labor, the fight against corruption,
transportation and regulatory policies, and economic
The Heritage Foundation and the US-Taiwan Business Council have
gathered two panels of distinguished Asia specialists to discuss
Taiwan's Presidential Election Campaign and its implications for
America. Join us beginning at 9:00 am for an examination of "The
Economic and Trade Implications of the Election," followed by a
look at "Political-Military Issues in Taiwan's Election."
More About the Speakers
Merritt C. Cooke, Ph.D.
Richard Bush, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies,
The Brookings Institute
Robert Sutter, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Asian Studies,
International Security Program,
Center For Strategic International Studies
US-Taiwan Business Council
Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation
Institute for International Economics