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The China-Taiwan Summit: Has Anything Really Changed?

The Wilson Center hosts a discussion by three experts on the upcoming meeting between Ma Ying-Jeou and Xi Jinping

November 9, 2015 9:30am to 10:30am

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping will meet Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou this Saturday in Singapore. The summit is the first meeting of its kind in 70 years. Although cross-strait relations have improved over the past eight years, Mr. Ma’s Beijing-friendly policies are unpopular with the island’s electorate and especially among younger voters. Xi Jinping said in 2013 that "political disagreements… cannot be passed on from generation to generation," but the next generation of Taiwanese wants to do precisely that.

Join us BY PHONE as three experts in Chinese and Taiwanese diplomacy discuss the motives and outcomes of the summit for the PRC, Taiwan, and U.S.-China relations.


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Yeh-Chung Lu
Associate Professor, Department of Diplomacy and Director, International Master's Program in International Studies, National Cheng-chi University

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Distinguished Scholar, Wilson Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, China and Indonesia

Ming Wan
Professor and Associate Dean, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University

Robert Daly
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, The Wilson Center