Taiwan’s January 2016 election resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), winning both the presidency and control of the legislative yuan for the first time. The election itself also catalyzed the emergence of new political movements, taking the form of the New Power Party, and votes were affected by heavy handed Chinese pressure on a teenage Taiwan pop singer. How will these developments shape Taiwan’s future? How will Taiwan’s economy fare under DPP administration? How are the People’s Republic of China and the US likely to react and respond to the new situation on Taiwan? This panel will examine these and others, both in presentations and in conversation with the audience.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room (225)
University of Washington