Double Ten Taiwan Roundtable

Double Ten Taiwan Roundtable


Organized by the Taiwan Studies Programme @ China Policy Institute.

A18 Si Yuan Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.

10th October 2013, 5-7 pm

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of China (國慶日), the Taiwan Studies Programme convenes a public roundtable to reflect on the ‘state of the nation’. Taiwan specialists based in the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, and invited external experts will reflect on developments in the domestic political scene and in cross-Strait relations during Ma Ying-jeou’s second term and offer their insights on projected developments as we move toward mid-term elections in 2014 and the conclusion of Ma’s tenure culminating in the Presidential and Legislative elections in 2016.

Among other themes, speakers will address:

  • Ma’s performance after re-election- including his low approval rating, personnel changes within government, stalled military transformation.
  • Cross-Strait relations- including the Service Pact Agreement, issues relating to the implementation of ECFA and policy consequences in Taiwan.
  • Internal struggles within the KMT- including the fall of Wang Jin-ping case and factional jockeying.
  • Emerging grassroots social movements- including analysis of the Dapu, Huaguang and Anti-Media Monopoly cases.

Provisional Schedule

  • Working Group meeting, 2-5 pm, room A20, Si Yuan Centre. Invited participants only
  • Public Roundtable, 5-7 pm, room A18, Si Yuan Centre
  • Complimentary networking dinner for speakers, 8.00 pm, location TBC.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the Taiwan Studies Programme and Director of the China Policy Institute
  • Jonathan Sullivan, Associate Professor, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Senior Fellow China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
  • Michal Thim, PhD Candidate, Taiwan Studies Programme.
  • Chun-Yi Lee, Lecturer, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham.
  • Julie Yu-wen Chen, Lecturer University College Cork, ERASMUS and Taiwan Studies Programme Visiting Scholar.
  • Yuwen Deng, Chevening Visiting Scholar, formerly Central Party School, Beijing.