ECCT Greater China Committee Lunch: Perspectives on possible post-Taiwan election trends for the evolving US, China, Taiwan triangular relationship
ECCT Greater China Committee Lunch
Perspectives on possible post-Taiwan election trends
for the evolving US, China Taiwan triangular relationship
Andrew Yang (Nien-dzu), Secretary General, Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies
中華民國高等政策研究協會 楊念祖秘書長 (前國防部長)
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Venue: 2F Han Room, The Sherwood Taipei / 台北西華飯店2樓 漢廳
Address: No. 111, Section 3, Minsheng East Road, Taipei / 台北市民生東路三段111號
The US, China, Taiwan triangular relationship has always been a complex Rashomon dynamic.
As Taiwan’s election has dominated the domestic media spotlight, what kind of future cross-Strait relationship should be pursued is a focal point of contention. Each of the major political parties accuses the other of leading Taiwan down a dangerous path towards misguided disaster.
What is the view from Beijing? What is the view from Washington DC? Will these change depending on the election results? What are the key anchor considerations for China and the US in different election scenarios? What are the implications for Taiwan’s security? How might Beijing deal with perceived negative trends? How will Washington react? Will tensions escalate? How will the US react if there are increased tensions in the Taiwan Strait? Our speaker will share his views on these and other related topics.
About the speaker
Andrew Yang (Nien-dzu) is the Secretary General of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS). He is a leading international authority on the dynamic relations between Taiwan, the US and China. CAPS primarily focuses on studying and analysing the strategic and security aspects of the PRC’s domestic and international situation, particularly of cross-strait relations. Yang has been in charge of organising a series of PLA international conferences since 1987, which have earned international acclaim and recognition in the academic field of security and defense studies.
Yang was previously a Senior Advisor to the ROC National Security Council 前國安會諮委 (from 2015-2016). Prior to this, he served as Vice Minister and later Minister of the ROC Ministry of National Defense 前國防部長 (from 2009-2013). In his early career, Yang was a research associate at the Sun Yat-sen Center for Policy Studies of the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung (from 1986-2000). During this period (in 1998) Yang became an adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, later, to the Mainland Affairs Council and the Ministry of National Defense (since 2000). From 2000-2009 he was a lecturer and Assistant Professor at the National Sun Yat-sen University and has also served on the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center’s Advisory Council. He earned his MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1981 and spent four years as a Research Associate in political economy at Wolfson College, Oxford University (from 1981-1985).
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