Tom Wright from Brookings will discuss how the United States and its allies should adjust their strategy to preserve and strengthen the international order in a more geopolitically competitive world.
In January Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected as Taiwan's President following an election campaign that was dominated by debates on Taiwan’s relationship with mainland China. But his re-election was by no means assured as Taiwan also faces multiple domestic challenges in the coming years: an ageing population, the loss of talent to other countries, insufficient economic growth and the island's inability to attract international investors are among the main concerns.
However, many problems in Taiwan stem from its problematic relationship with neighbouring China. In his first term Ma Ying-cheou stabilised political cross-strait relations by improving trade relations and opening regular direct flights and shipping links. It is therefore expected that Ma Ying-cheou will further improve Taiwan's political and economic ties with China.
‘Taiwan after the election’, the latest edition of ‘China Analysis’, published by ECFR and Asia Centre explores the debates surrounding Taiwan’s relations with Beijing in the aftermath of the election:
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The ‘China Analysis’ series, published by ECFR and Asia Centre, analyses the debates over China’s policies and direction within China’s expert community itself.
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Obama in Berlin: Germany remains essential EU partner for the US, says Ulrike Guérot.
"The wandering Europeans" quoting ECFR report on the two-state solution.
Germany is a "geo-economic power": an article on "Obamerkel" quotes Hans Kundnani.