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Sep 27

Reshaping the Taiwan Strait: Are There Realistic Alternatives to "One China"?

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Washington's "One China" policy has long isolated Taiwan from the international community and fostered

the misconception that the United States accepts Beijing's claim to sovereignty over Taiwan's people and territory. In 2004, The Heritage Foundation took a retrospective look at the flaws in a "One China" policy. This follow-on conference will address how the "One China" policy might realistically be changed or adjusted in the context of America's strategic commitment to the global expansion of democracy. Join us as our distinguished scholars take a deeper look into U.S. strategic interests in Taiwan and the Western Pacific and explore alternative policy options.

More About the Speakers

Opening Remarks 

The Honorable Steve Chabot (R-OH) - Invited
Congressional Taiwan Caucus

Panel I

Dangerous Strait: Etiology and Immunology of America's "One China" Policy
Richard Kagan
Professor of History,
Hamline University

Alternative Futures: Pre-Normalization China-Taiwan Policy Debates as Blueprints for Change
Mike Pillsbury
Adviser to the Pentagon

Amb. Harvey Feldman
Distinguished Fellow,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation

Panel II

A New Cross Strait Policy: Peaceful Resolution through Mutual Assent
Thomas Donnelly
Resident Fellow,
American Enterprise Institute

Surrounding, Not Attacking, the "One China" Policy:
Participation in International Regimes and U.S. Legal Assistance
Jacques DeLisle
Professor of Law,
University of Pennsylvania

John Tkacik
Senior Research Fellow,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Asian Studies Center Asian Studies Center

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