Developments in U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Wednesday 9 September 2020 / 10:30 - 11:30 /

Microsoft Teams . Webinar, Microsoft Teams.

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Taiwan and the United States have a longstanding, and unusual relationship. Originally grounded in the strategic calculations of the Cold War, ties between Washington and Taipei have grown through various cultural, economic and social points of contact. In recent years the U.S. government has sought to adopt measures to reinforce ties between the United States and Taiwan.

This has included arms sales to Taiwan, the passing of the TAIPEI Act and the Taiwan Travel act, as well as the publications of previously classified diplomatic cables outlining the American position on Taiwan and visits by senior U.S. cabinet members. Taipei for its part has opened a new representative office in Guam, and lifted restrictions on American beef imports in a possible prelude to a new trade deal.

Are these developments part of the trajectory of U.S.-Taiwan relations, or do they hint at possible changes to come?

In this ISDP Webinar, Vincent Chin-Hsiang Yao will elaborate on the recent developments in US-Taiwan relations and will answer the audience’s questions in a Q&A session. Vincent Chin-Hsiang Yao is the Taiwanese Representative to Sweden, having taken up the position in July 2020. The event will be moderated by Torbjörn Lodén, Head of the Stockholm China Center at ISDP.