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Taiwan and Sunnylands: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway notes Taiwan’s disappearance (for the moment) as a major source of Sino-American friction – at the recent Sunnylands “shirtsleeve conference” between Presidents Obama and Xi, the island seems to have been little more than an afterthought.   Yet even as we seek to create the basis for a long-term workable relationship with Beijing, he cautions, we should not forget old friends in Taiwan.

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Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century

An installment of the Latin American Program's Reports on the Americas series based on scholarship presented at this seminar is now available: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/reaching-across-the-pacific_2014

Agenda

8:45 a.m.:  Welcome and Introduction
Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
8:55 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.:  Keynote Address:

Taiwan and the U.S. Pivot to Asia: New Realities in the Region?

With relations between Taiwan and China becoming more stable, cross-strait relations is no longer the hot-button issue in East Asia as it once was. But what does closer ties with China mean for Taiwan's future?  Three essays examine the implication of improved bilateral relations. 

Taiwan's Cross-Strait Policy and Its Security Implications

Taiwan’s economic ties with China continue to grow steadily. Yet political tensions between the two sides remain unresolved. Where are relations between Taipei and Beijing heading as security threats increase in East Asia on the one hand and the United States rebalances its priorities toward the region on the other?

 

Staying Ahead of the Economic Curve: Taiwan and Its Rivals in East Asia and Beyond

Nearly two decades have passed since the World Bank published its landmark East Asian Miracle, citing the economic success of the region based on productivity, strategic policies, and good governance. East Asia remains an economic powerhouse, but questions arise as to how economies like Taiwan can continue to grow amid intensifying global competition and sluggishness in the technology industry.

Japan as a role model for civility

In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121107a1.html

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