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Return to China or "Return to Taiwan": The Chinese POWs Who Derailed the Korean War Peace Talks

David Cheng Chang, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University will give a presentation based on his recent work entitled Return to China or “Return to Taiwan”: The Chinese POWs Who Derailed the Korean War Peace Talks.

At the end of the Korean War, only one third of the approximately 21,000 Chinese prisoners of war were repatriated to Communist China; the remaining two thirds, or more than 14,300 prisoners, went to Nationalist Taiwan which represented a significant propaganda coup.

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou of the Nationalist Party (KMT) looks set to retain office in what has at times has been a close contest for the island’s January 14 elections.

Challenger Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has at times led Ma in opinion polls. However, Tsai trailed the incumbent in final polls, held in early January. The liberal Tsai’s chances may now rest on whether a third candidate, the People First Party’s James Soong Chu-yu, will siphon conservative votes from Ma.

Taiwan Elections: China, U.S. Relations Loom as Nation Prepares to Vote

On January 14th, voters in Taiwan will choose their next president from a field that includes incumbent Ma Ying-jeou, veteran politician James Soong, and the country's first ever female candidate, Tsai Ing-wen. To learn more about the issues and factors likely to decide the outcome, we spoke with regional expert, Bryce Wakefield.

Taiwan: Elections 2012

In January 2012, incumbent Ma Ying-jeou will face challenger Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections, held concurrently with elections for the Taiwanese legislature. Although the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was badly damaged by corruption charges against its previous leader, former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian, it has rebounded under Tsai’s leadership. Under Ma, however, Taiwan has seen economic and tourist links to the mainland flourish, and many Taiwanese have come to see the benefits of commercial relations with China.

Latin America and China: What Do They Mean for Each Other?

Event co-sponsors: the Institute of the Americas, the China Institutes for Contemporary International Studies, and the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Book Launch: 'Water: Asia's New Battleground'

An event organized by the Wilson Center's Asia Program, with co-sponsorship from the China Environment Forum and the Environmental Change and Security Program.

“Asia,” warns Brahma Chellaney, “faces a daunting water crisis.” It is a crisis that imperils the region’s economic and political rise, and that deepens environmental risk in a part of the world marked by melting glaciers and densely populated coastal areas.

Collaboration with Taiwan to Address Regional Environmental Challenges

Please come join the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Asia Program for a conversation with Taiwan's Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Stephen Shu-Hung Shen, to learn about work the EPA and Taiwan have been doing since 2010 to engage regional partners to advance global capacity in the remediation of contaminated sites, e-waste recycling and management, and reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports.