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TOBUNKEN Seminar and Japan Association for Taiwan Studies Seminar (Lecture on the US-Taiwan-China Relations )
“The Big Picture: China Under Xi and What It Means for the US-Taiwan-China Relations.”

【Time】 6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

【Venue】 Main Conference Room, 3rd floor, IASA, the University of Tokyo
Access map: http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/access/index.html

【Speaker】 William (Bill) A. Stanton(Professor, International College, National Taiwan University, Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan)

【Title】 “The Big Picture: China Under Xi and What It Means for the US-Taiwan-China Relations.”

【Moderator & Commentator】 Yasuhiro Matsuda(Professor, IASA, the University of Tokyo)

【Language】 English

【Summary】
“As Xi Jinping has consolidated his power in China, he has also initiated increasingly aggressive policies abroad, including the One Belt-One Road plan, the militarization of the South China Sea, and ever greater pressure directed against Taiwan. In response, U.S. policy under President Trump toward both China and Taiwan has been erratic and contradictory. On the one hand, U.S. support for Taiwan, both political and bureaucratic, including concrete measures to bolster our relationship is unprecedented. On the other hand, Trump has often undermined this support in pursuit of an illusory “friendship” with Xi Jinping. As a result, if “push comes to shove,” it is by no means clear Taiwan can rely on the Unite States.”


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