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Russel Hsiao: Taiwan

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 • 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location: Hilton Head

Address: 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Phone: (184) 338-46758

Russel Hsiao: Taiwan

Madame Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in January 2020 to serve as the president of Taiwan for another four years. The first term of her presidency saw steady improvements in US-Taiwan relations and a deterioration in cross-Strait ties as Beijing ramped-up diplomatic, military, and economic pressure on Taipei to accept its terms for unification. As the power disparity between Taiwan and China widens, Taipei is becoming more susceptible to Chinese coercion and CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping may become more emboldened to use military force. What are the implications for the Taiwan Strait over the next four years and beyond?