Taiwan: Flashpoint in a Troubled U.S.-China Relationship

Code: SL51803

Dates: February 25, 2022

Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $49.00

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U.S.-China relations are more seriously and enduringly troubled than at any time since Beijing and Washington established formal diplomatic ties in 1979. Contentious issues range from trade and technology to human rights and international security. They include Hong Kong, Xinjiang, the South and East China Seas, Chinese technology companies, and the Belt and Road Initiative. Among the many points of friction, Taiwan stands out as the most likely cause of a still-unlikely conflict between the world’s two greatest powers, and as a focal point for broader and deeper U.S.-China disagreements over China’s use of its economic and military power and the challenges it poses to the status quo international order and democracy in polities outside the People’s Republic. The U.S. has recently offered stronger statements of support for Taiwan while Beijing has increased pressure on Taipei and reiterated its insistence that unification cannot be put off indefinitely. In this fraught setting, what are the prospects for Taiwan and U.S.-China relations? Lunch is included.
Fee: $49.00

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Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle’s research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.

jdelisle@law.upenn.edu

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