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President Trump’s Support For Taiwan Is Welcome

by Michael R. Auslinvia Spectator USA
Monday, May 11, 2020

The US government has done more than most to enhance ties with Taipei.

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A Panel Discussion: Taiwan And The COVID-19 Pandemic - Lessons For The World

interview with Dr. Jason Wang, Prof. Chang Wen-Chen, Prof. Fan Yun, Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 7, 2020

A panel discussion of the public health, rule of law, civil society and global policy dimensions of Taiwan’s response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring Dr. Jason Wang, Prof. Chang Wen-Chen, Prof. Fan Yun, and Lanhee Chen Ph.D. Moderated by Glenn Tiffert Ph.D.

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Vice President Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan (ROC): Taiwan And The COVID-19 Pandemic

via The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Taiwan, a robust democracy, has achieved international recognition for its remarkably successful response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chen Chien-jen, Vice President of Taiwan (ROC), discusses the factors that have contributed to this success, and Taiwan’s efforts to engage with the international community to share its experiences and alleviate shortages of medical supplies. This lecture is part of the Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region.

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Mung Chiang: The Taiwan Model - Freedom As A Compass For Technology

via The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific
Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Sometime in Fall 2019 and somewhere inside Wuhan in Hubei Province of PRC, the SARS-Cov-2 virus started spreading. Today, the world is still looking for truths about the origin, timeline, and death toll in PRC." Mung Chiang, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, gave remarks at the Hoover Institution on May 7, 2020.

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Jonathan Moore: Taiwan and the COVID-19 Pandemic - Lessons for the World

via The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific
Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Global health security is vital, and the United States recognizes this. The United States values its cooperation with Taiwan on health issues, especially through the U.S.-Taiwan Global Cooperation and Training Framework under the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office."  Jonathan Moore, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, gave remarks at the Hoover Institution on May 7, 2020.

Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years

via Lynne Rienner Publishers
Monday, April 27, 2020

During the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in Taiwan (2008–2016), confrontations over relations with mainland China stressed the country’s institutions, leading to a political crisis. Nevertheless, its democracy proved to be resilient. The authors of Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan explore key aspects of the complicated Ma era, including party politics and elections, the sources of Ma's governance challenges, changing public opinion, protest movements, and shifts in the regional balance of power.

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After Coronavirus – Taiwan Deserves A Seat At The Global Table

by Michael R. Auslinvia Fox News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Since the Carter administration officially recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Jan. 1, 1979, the Republic of China on Taiwan has existed in international limbo. It lost its seat in the United Nations and swiftly saw its major diplomatic partners cut ties. Taipei has almost no official standing among the community of nations, a byproduct of the world’s half-century desire to trade with the PRC.

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Lanhee Chen: The World Health Organization Is In Need Of Reform

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

President Trump should be applauded for his decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization while the administration reviews the group’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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J. Michael Cole: When Politics Go Viral Taiwan & The PRC In The Age Of COVID-19

via Hoover Videos
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen in 2016, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has ramped up efforts to divide Taiwanese society, erode its democratic institutions and create conditions favorable to “peaceful unification.” Following Tsai's landslide re-election this past January, observers were expecting that CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping would continue such efforts against Taiwan. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the PRC in late December 2019, it seemed that contentious cross-Strait politics would be temporarily set aside. But were they? 

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Lost In Beijing: The Story Of The WHO

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

China broke the World Health Organization. The U.S. has to fix it or leave and start its own group.

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Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Monday, October 19, 2020
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You are invited to the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. Panel 3 on Monday, October 19, 4-5:30pm PDT focuses on Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead.

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Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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You are invited to the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. Panel 2 on Thursday, October 15, 4-5:30pm PDT focuses on Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development.

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Security And Defense Cooperation In The Indo-Pacific | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Monday, October 12, 2020
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Join the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. Panel 1 took place on Monday, October 12 from 4:00pm-5:30pm PDT focused on Security and Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

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A Conversation With Representative Bi-khim Hsiao

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Hoover Institution hosted A Conversation with Representative Bi-khim Hsiao and Hoover Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT.

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Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign To Shape Global Narratives

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Watch the video discussion of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Internet Observatory joint white paper, China’s Full-Spectrum Information Operations

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First In First Out? The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 On Asian Economies With Bert Hofman

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Hoover Institution hosted First in first out? The economic impact of COVID-19 on Asian Economies with Bert Hofman on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PDT.

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Dr. Dafydd Fell: Burgeoning Pluralism: Movement Parties In Taiwan’s Electoral System

Friday, May 22, 2020

Watch the video of Dr. Dafydd Fell Discussing Burgeoning Pluralism: Movement Parties In Taiwan’s Electoral System.

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Washington Post Columnist Josh Rogin Discusses US-China Diplomatic Relationship In The COVID-19 Era

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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The global spread of COVID-19 has disrupted diplomatic progress in the rocky US-China relationship and the domestic political dynamics of US policy toward Beijing, argued Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin during a Hoover Institution webinar on May 13, 2020.

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Josh Rogin: How COVID-19 Is Changing Washington's View Of China

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Hoover Institution is hosting How COVID-19 is Changing Washington's View of China with Josh Rogin on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT.

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Taiwan’s Vice President, US State Department Officials, And Experts Detail Taiwan’s Successful COVID-19 Response

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Past experience with infectious diseases and persistent threats from the People’s Republic of China prepared Taiwan for its successful crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, argued its vice president Chen Chien-jen and other experts on the island country’s public health system, laws, and civil society during a Hoover web conference on May 7, 2020.

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The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region supports research and public dialogue about Taiwan’s democracy and society and the pivotal position Taiwan occupies in a vast, strategic, and increasingly integrated swath of the world. The project is chaired by Senior Fellow Larry Diamond and managed by Research Fellow Glenn Tiffert.

Nestled strategically among the democracies to the east of China, Taiwan’s vitality is crucial to the stability and collective security of the entire Indo-Pacific region. One of the most stable and successful liberal democracies outside the West, Taiwan’s effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic has also recently drawn attention to its effective governance. Taiwan’s economic development, robust multiparty politics, vibrant civil society, strong rule of law, and extensive protections for civil liberties hold important lessons for the Chinese-speaking world, and for other states striving to institutionalize key pillars of liberal democracy, such as an independent judiciary, a professional civil service, a politically neutral military, and strong agencies to control corruption. So, too, do Taiwan’s challenges—for example, in addressing political polarization, rising inequality, an aging society, and external efforts at disinformation—bear important wider lessons for scholars and policymakers.

The project’s activities include a regular speaker series with appearances by leading scholars and policymakers from around the world, an annual conference, publications in traditional and social media, and teaching on the Stanford campus.