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Mar 31

Taiwan Relations Act 25th Anniversary Symposium

Panel 1: The TRA at 25 - Looking Forward
Watch Morning Session

Amb. Harvey Feldman
Senior Fellow in China Policy, Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation (Chairman)

James Feinerman
Associate Dean, International and Graduate Programs, Georgetown University Law Center

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Professor of History, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dennis Halpin
Professional Staff Member,
House Committee on International Relations

Light Luncheon Refreshments Served

Panel 2: Analysis of the March 20
Taiwan Presidential Election
Watch Afternoon Session

Amb. James Lilley
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (Chairman)

Richard C. Bush, III
Director, Foreign Policy Studies,
The Brookings Institution

Robert Suettinger
L&S Consulting

Richard Dunn
Senior Analyst, Northrup Grumman

Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Twenty-five years ago the Congress passed a unique law - the Taiwan Relations Act, Public Law 96-8. The Act sets out the parameters of America's relationship with both the People's Republic of China and with Taiwan, stating that Chinese use of military force against Taiwan would be regarded as a threat to the peace of the region and a matter of "grave concern" to the U.S. Under the Act, the United States sells arms to Taiwan and for all purposes under American law the island republic is treated as a state separate from China. Under the Act's protection, democracy has thrived on Taiwan, which holds a presidential election on March 20. Our afternoon session will be devoted to an analysis of that election.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Speech
The Honorable Sam Brownback
(R-KS) United States Senate

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