May 17, 2016
Media Advisory: Press Roundtable by the Heritage Foundation and the Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press (WRAPP)
THIS IS A “CALL IN EVENT” ONLY (RSVP APPRECIATED)
Toll Free number: 1-866-469-3239
Attendee code: 21052823
Pin code: 1776
TITLE: Taiwan’s New President Takes Power: What Happens Next?
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:30am EST
WHAT: Our expert will discuss the following issues (but will not be limited to):
· The historic nature of Taiwan’s change in government and what this means not only for Taiwan but the larger region as a whole.
· How China may (or may not) respond and if cross-strait relations could return to a dangerous period of tensions.
· America’s interests in Taiwan as well as ongoing efforts to ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalance’ to the Asia-Pacific.
Our resident expert (WHO IS ON THE GROUND IN TAIWAN FOR THE INAUGURATION) will make a brief statement and then answer journalists’ questions.
Walter Lohman: As director of The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, Walter Lohman oversees the think tank’s oldest research center. The Asian Studies Center, established in 1983, is home to research fellows and scholars who analyze the full range of U.S. policy in East and South Asia and develop recommendations to further American interests in freedom and security.
In addition to his management responsibilities, Lohman is a policy expert focused principally on Southeast Asia, but also broader Asia policy including relations with America’s allies in Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is also the leading voice at Heritage on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, and is a close observer of China policy.