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A Dialogue with President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan

Join the Pacific Council on International Policy for a talk with President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (2008-2016) surrounding the modern issues that Taiwan faces.

November 7, 2017 12:00pm to 2:00pm
A conversation with President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (2008-2016).
In 2015, Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first presidents of Taiwan and China to meet publicly. Since then, relations between mainland China and Taiwan have not markedly improved. However, Taiwan’s economic, diplomatic, and security relationships with its sister democracies in East Asia—Japan and South Korea—remain strong. While President Trump has signaled clear support for maintaining U.S.-Taiwan relations, Panama was the most recent country to follow the trend of cutting ties with Taiwan in favor of establishing official diplomatic relations with China. Today, only 20 countries officially recognize Taiwan as the Republic of China.
What is the state of relations between China and Taiwan? How can Taiwan overcome its economic malaise? Where are U.S.-Taiwan relations heading under the Trump administration?
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June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).