About the Event
At the 100th anniversary celebration of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping reiterated China’s resolve to unify Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, and warned that any power seeking to “bully” China would collide with the “Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.” Meanwhile, the U.S. has continued to signal its “rock-solid” commitments to Taiwan, and recently announced its appointment of veteran diplomat Sandra Oudkirk as the new director of the American Institute in Taiwan. For its part, Taiwan must often balance its strategic aspirations and realities within these contexts, but its leaders continue to voice commitment to Taiwan’s democratic identity and open society. Undoubtedly, U.S.-China-Taiwan triangular relations endure as a set of critical political, economic, and security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific today. Join us as we discuss the latest prospects and priorities for U.S.-China-Taiwan ties with Dr. Hung-jen Wang, Associate Professor of Political Science and current GW NRC East Asia Voices Initiative Fellow.
This event is co-sponsored by the East Asia National Resource Center, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Research Team.
The event is open to the public. Registered guests will receive confirmation email with details for joining WEBEX 24 hours prior the event.