European Institute for Asian Studies
International Expert Discussion and Conference: Taiwan after the 2020 Elections - Post-Election Scenarios
  • Start09:00 AM - Jan 21 2020
  • End02:00 PM - Jan 21 2020
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

On 21 January 2020, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) hosted an international expert discussion and conference on the topic of Taiwan after the 2020 elections. President Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) won a second term in office with an increased majority as voters again rejected the Kuomintang (KMT), this time under the leadership of Han Kuo-yu. Two separate panels of speakers discussed post-election scenarios, of which the first analysed the results and their impact on the island’s domestic political landscape, while the second contemplated the election and its effects from a regional perspective. 

 

 

Programme:

 

8:30 – 9:00: Registration and welcome coffee


9:00 – 9:15: Welcoming Remarks by Dr Harry TSENG, Taipei Representative to the EU and Belgium


9:15 – 10:45: Session I: The Taiwan Elections Results under the loop

Moderator: Lin GOETHALS, Programme Director, European Institute for Asian Studies

I-Chung LAI, President, Prospect Foundation, Taipei

Christopher HUGHES, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

Gudrun WACKER, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin


10:45 – 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30: Session II: Regional Balances in East Asia after the 2020 Taiwan Elections

Moderator: Xavier NUTTIN, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies

Julie Yu-Wen CHEN, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Philip SAUNDERS, Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

Maaike OKANO-HEIJMANS, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Hague


12:30 – 14:00: Networking Lunch

 

 

You can download the bios of the speakers here

 

Our speaker Julie Chen, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Helsinki and Senior Research Fellow Jyrki Kallio from the Global Security research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs have published a Comment examining the implications of Taiwan’s election held on 11 January.

You can read and download the publication on the FIIA website: https://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/taiwans-2020-election-and-its-implications

 

 

Photo Credits: Taiwan Today


On 21 January 2020, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) hosted an international expert discussion and conference on the topic of Taiwan after the 2020 elections. President Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) won a second term in office with an increased majority as voters again rejected the Kuomintang (KMT), this time […]

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