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Cross-Strait Relations: The Prospects and Challenges

Sep 16, 2021
8:00am to 10:15am


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On Thursday, September 16 CNAS co-hosted a virtual event with The Prospect Foundation in Taipei entitled, “Cross-Strait Relations: The Prospects and Challenges.” The event featured remarks by officials from the United States and Taiwan, including Paul Scharre and Lisa Curtis, followed by two expert panels. The first panel covered cross-Strait relations and proposals for lowering tensions and shoring up deterrence. The second focused on enhancing support for Taiwan among like-minded countries and expanding Taiwan’s international participation, and was moderated by CNAS Fellow Jacob Stokes.

Speakers include the following:

Introduction
I-Chung Lai President, The Prospect Foundation

Opening Remarks
Tan-Sun Chen Chairman, The Prospect Foundation
Paul Scharre Vice President and Director of Studies, CNAS

Opening Addresses
Chui-Cheng Chiu Deputy Minister, Mainland Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ingrid Larson Managing Director of the American Institute in Taiwan

Panel 1: Cross-Strait Relations & Proposals for Lowering Tensions and Shoring up Deterrence
I-Chung Lai - Moderator President, The Prospect Foundation
Abraham Denmark Director, Asia Program, Wilson Center
Arthur Ding Professor, Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University

Panel 2: Enhancing Support for Taiwan among Other Like-Minded Countries & Expanding Taiwan's International Participation
Jacob Stokes - Moderator Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program, CNAS
Cheng-Yi Lin Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica
Margaret Lewis Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
Peter Tzeng Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Closing Remarks
Lisa Curtis Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program, CNAS