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The Taiwan Vote: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations and American Policy

Taiwan will elect a new president and legislature on January 16, 2016. Since Taiwan’s outgoing leader took office in 2008, the regional security environment, public opinion in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, Beijing’s strategic posture, and U.S.-China relations have evolved rapidly. Please join us for discussion of what the elections portend for people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, for the region, and for American policy. 

U.S.–China Relations in 2016: What to Expect

China’s stock market is making headlines in the early days of 2016. While economic issues will continue to be an important focus, we asked Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly to provide us with a preview of what else we might expect in the realm of U.S.–China relations in the new year. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

What Women Want, What Women Need: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Leaders and Executives in East Asia

According to World Economic Forum’s latest global gender gap index, East Asian countries still have a long way to go not just until women reach parity with men, but moving up the gender equality ladder itself. According to the latest report, China came in 91st place, while Japan ranked 101 out of 145 countries surveyed, and South Korea was in 115th place.

The China-Taiwan Summit: Has Anything Really Changed?

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping met with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou  in Singapore on November 7, 2015. The summit is the first meeting of its kind in 70 years. Although cross-strait relations have improved over the past eight years, Mr. Ma’s Beijing-friendly policies are unpopular with the island’s electorate and especially among younger voters. Xi Jinping said in 2013 that "political disagreements… cannot be passed on from generation to generation," but the next generation of Taiwanese wants to do precisely that.

The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

Mr. Xi Jinping just met Mr. Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore, an event many media members have praised as historic.

CfP: Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development, September 2015

Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development

September 12-13, 2015
Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Papers are now being solicited for "Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development," a conference to be held at Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, in September 2015.