This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Viable Diplomacy and Taiwan-U.S.-China Relations
UC Berkeley presents a talk by Andrew Hsia on cross-strait relations.
Andrew Hsia, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
President Ma affirmed that the government's approach to foreign aid is strictly based on three key principles: the purpose must be legitimate, the process must be legal and the assistance must be effective and efficient. Since assuming the presidency on May 20 of 2008, President Ma Ying-jeou has followed a modus vivendi, or "flexible" diplomatic strategy, which attempts to set aside Taipei's differences with Beijing to find a mutually beneficial equilibrium on the diplomatic front. He is also seeking a "diplomatic truce" to end a longstanding tug-of-war with China in which both countries try to lure each other's allies to switch diplomatic allegiance by offering large sums of foreign aid. Taiwan and China have long been criticized for conducting “checkbook diplomacy”, under the thought that such a hostile competition for influence fuels corruption and political divisions of both sides’ allies.
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.
Join us for Aynne Kokas's discussion of the global battle for control over and use of the personal and institutional data we create every day.