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China Update: Taiwan’s Election and the “Phase One” Trade Deal

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with the Wilson Center’s Robert Daly on the latest in US-China relations after the signing of a “phase one” trade deal between the two nations.  Daly also discusses the implications of Taiwan’s reelection of President Tsai Ing-wen, who received the highest vote share by a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in a presidential election.

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The U.S.-China Trade War and Options for Taiwan

The 2018 U.S. National Security Strategy noted that “economic security is national security.” The report stated that the White House would “no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating or economic aggression.” In order to address these concerns, the Trump administration adopted a number of concrete measures aiming to weaken the link between economic and security ties that have bound U.S.-China relations tightly until now.

Taiwan in a Strategic Whirlwind

It has been a busy week for China. In addition to holding a major military parade in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese security forces dramatically escalated tension in Hong Kong by using live ammunition against protesters. During this remarkable week I was in Taiwan as a guest of their foreign ministry, meeting with leaders from their government, military, academia, and business communities. The week’s events had a significant impact on Taiwan, and are likely to reverberate for years to come.

Taiwan’s Economic Momentum for Regeneration

Uncertainties abound regarding trade relations between the United States and China, as the causes of tensions range from frustration over trade imbalances to grievances about adhering to the rule of law. But equally unsettling is the fact that it is difficult to predict which side may actually emerge victorious in the end. In fact, the question may well be which country will be able to hedge its losses more rather than coming out ahead in the end.

Call for Papers: Revisiting the Cold War on Taiwan

[Call for Papers]

Revisiting the Cold War on Taiwan

 

December 5 and 6, 2019, at the Wilson Center, Washington D.C.

Abstract submission Deadline: 25th August 2019

Taiwan's Democracy and the Free and Open Pacific: A Mayoral Perspective

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy unveiled by President Trump has been regarded as a roadmap for U.S. engagement in Asia. It can also be seen as a new vision for the United States as it grapples with the rapidly shifting political, economic, and security realties of the region. For Taiwan, the question is how FOIP configures in defining and strengthening Washington's relations with Taipei.

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