The Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-Strait Relations

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July 18, 2018 The Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-Strait Relations

Co-hosted by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

9:30 am - 7:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Agenda

~ Registration/Check-In opens at 9:00 a.m. ~

 

Keynote Remarks (9:30 a.m.)

 

Chen Ming-tong, Mainland Affairs Council Minister, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Introduced by Dr. Kim Holmes, Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation

 

Panel 1: China under Xi Jinping (10:30-11:45 a.m.)

 

Arthur S. Ding, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University

Chin-Fu Hung, Professor, Political Science Department, National Cheng Kung University

Phillip Saunders, Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs

Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

 

Luncheon (11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

Remarks by The Honorable Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Chairman, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Panel 2: U.S.-China Relations: Implications for Taiwan’s Security and Democracy (12:45-2:00 p.m.)

 

I-chung Lai, President, Prospect Foundation

Yeh-chung Lu, Vice President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Dan Twining, President, International Republican Institute

Prashanth Parameswaran, Senior Editor, The Diplomat

Jeff Smith, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

 

Keynote Remarks (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

 

Randy Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

 

Panel 3: Cross-Strait Relations and Strategic Impact (3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)

 

Cheng-yi Lin, President, Institute for National Defense and Security Research

David W.F. Huang, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica

Shelley Rigger, Professor, Davidson College

Riley Walters, Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

Ketty Chen, Vice President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy – Moderator

 

Panel 4: Roundtable (4:45-5:30 p.m.)

 

Scott Kastner, Professor, University of Maryland

Abe Denmark, Director Asia Program, Wilson Center

Ketty Chen, Vice President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

 

Reception (5:30-7:00 p. m.)

Description

Relations between China and Taiwan over the last couple of years have been very challenging. China is very actively challenging Taiwan across the range of its national power, conducting military exercises off its coasts, pulling away its diplomatic allies, barring its meaningful participation in international organizations. What is the impetus behind this new aggressive approach and where is it headed? What can Taiwan and its friends and allies due to mitigate the pressure on it?

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