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Cross-Straits Economic Relations

USCI and the Institute for Taiwanese Studies presents a panel discussion which examines the Cross-Straits Economic Relations between China and Taiwan.

October 4, 2007 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Dr. David S. Hong has been the President of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) since 2005. He also currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Taiwan APEC Study Center, and Secretary General of Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Taiwan. Dr. Hong is a member of Advisory Committee, Council for Economic Planning and Development, Executive Yuan. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hong’s research interests include industrial development, economic forecasting, and energy and environmental economic analysis. His recent studies are on the promotion of new industries and technologies, Taiwan and globalization, BOT, Cross-Strait economics, knowledge based economy, fiscal reform and sustainable developments. 

Dr. Wen-cheng Lin is President of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Editor-in-Chief of Taiwan Democracy Quarterly. He is also Dean for the College of Social Sciences and acting director of the Institute of Mainland China Studies at the National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan. Dr. Lin earned his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His research interest includes China’s foreign policy, cross-strait relations, negotiation, national security, democratic development and East Asia security. He has published one book, co-authored 3 books, and published more than fifty articles in both Chinese and English.

Emerson Niou is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the program in Asian Security Studies at Duke University. He is the co-author of The Balance of Power, Cambridge University Press, 1989. Dr. Niou's recent publications include: “Understanding Taiwan Independence and Its Policy Implications,” Asian Survey, July 2004 and “Term Limits as a Response to Incumbency Advantage,” with Kongpin Chen, Journal of Politics, May 2005. His current projects include studies of institutions and reforms in China, security balance in the Taiwan Strait, and calculus of voting.