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Asia Program 2014 Retrospective

As we move into the next year, the Asia Program would like to thank all of our speakers, writers, scholars, and supporters who have helped us make 2014 so successful.  We are especially grateful to the writers have worked with us this year on our publications, covering a range of topics from energy crises in both Pakistan and India, the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, and the changing relationships and "rebalancing" in Northeast Asia.

Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era

 

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 56

 
 
Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era

China’s New Identity Crisis

Today, students are attempting to occupy the streets outside Hong Kong’s central government complex; 25 years ago, the students occupied Tiananmen in Beijing. However, Hong Kong is not Beijing, and 2014 is not 1989. These similar actions have taken place in entirely different contexts, even though Beijing’s political control is behind both of the events. It is important for us to identify the real sources of the current conflicts in Hong Kong, and not get sidetracked by simple reflections back to Tiananmen.

Don't Pivot Away from TPP

As hopes for the United States to sign on to the biggest global trade deal to date rapidly deteriorate, the cost of U.S. political deadlock may be felt most painfully in Asia in the near term. But in the long run, the cost of Washington’s political impasse won’t simply be about missing an opportunity to take a leading role in shaping trade relations in the world’s most populous region argues Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto in The National Interest.

Taiwan: Small but Hardly Insignificant

President Obama didn’t visit Taiwan on his recent swing through East Asia, and commentary on his trip has almost completely ignored the island 100 miles off China’s coast. Yet visitors find it difficult not to be impressed by the resolve and resiliency of the 23 million people who live on Taiwan, and who are among the region’s biggest fans of Obama’s “pivot” or “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific.

The Taiwan Relations Act: The Past and the Future

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program is pleased to launch a new series marking the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and offering recommendations designed to ensure that the TRA remains relevant to the policy challenges of the 21st century.

The Taiwan Relations Act at 35 Years: The Path Ahead

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program is pleased to launch a new series marking the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and offering recommendations designed to ensure that the TRA remains relevant to the policy challenges of the 21st century.

In this policy brief, Taiwanese scholar Yeh-chung Lu cautions against comprehensive revision of the Taiwan Relations Act, but underscores the need for close, candid, and continual consultations between Taipei and Washington.

The Taiwan Relations Act: Still Essential in Changing Times

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program is pleased to present the second in a series of policy briefs marking the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and offering recommendations designed to ensure that the TRA remains relevant to the policy challenges of the 21stcentury.

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