The Taiwan Elections: What’s Next?
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40
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Get the insights you need on key trends in Asia at this series of monthly breakfast briefings featuring business and policy insiders and thought leaders. Conversations moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.
On January 11th, the people of Taiwan will head to the polls and decide whether or not they will re-elect President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), or her challenger, Mayor Han Kuo-yu of Kaohsiung , representing the Kuomintang (KMT). Since the DPP took power in 2016, relations with Beijing began to deteriorate from what had been improved relations under President Ma Ying-jeou of the KMT — namely in areas of finance and business. Meanwhile, U.S. relations with Taiwan have frequently served as an irritant to U.S.-China relations, and with the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and recently announced U.S. arms sale to the Taiwan, there is increased possibility towards escalation and confrontation in the region.
Join us as we discuss the results of the elections, and what led to the outcome of the vote, and what this means for U.S.-Taiwan relations. How should Beijing’s reaction (or lack thereof) be interpreted for cross-strait relations?
Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m.
Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.