Taiwan 2nd Track

Taiwan 2nd Tack Dialogue - Group Photo 2013 - Participants of the 10th Symposium on »Sino-EU Relations and the Taiwan Question« - 2013

The 10th Annual Conference on

»China-Europe Relations and the Cross-Strait Relations«

A workshop jointly organized by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). With the friendly support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Stuttgart.

July 28—July 31, 2013, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Shanghai

Sunday, July 28


Arrival of Participants


Welcome Dinner hosted by SIIS

Monday, July 29


Opening Remarks

Moderator: Yang Jiemian (SIIS)
Remarks: Chen Dongxiao (SIIS) and Gudrun Wacker (SWP)


Group Photo


Session One: China-Europe Relations in the Framework of the New Pattern of Major Power Relations

Moderator: Chen Dongxiao
Keynote Speakers:
Ding Chun, »Thoughts on Sino-European Drive toward the Establishment of a New-Type Relationship«
Gudrun Wacker, »China-Europe relations and the European perspectives on the "New Type of Major Power Relations"«
Chen Xin, »New Trends in EU’s Economic Relations with China«
Christopher R. Hughes, »Implications of the Scottish and UK Referendums for Great Power Relations and Cross Strait Relations«


Tea Break


Free Discussion


Working Lunch


Session Two: Cross-Strait Policy under the New Leadership

Moderator: Gudrun Wacker
Keynote Speakers:
Yu Xintian, New Trends of Mainland China’s Taiwan Policy: Growing Inclusiveness, Pragmatism and Flexibility«
Saša Istenic, »New Geopolitical Realities in East Asia & Old Westphalian Realities vis-à-vis Taiwan's International Space«
Hu Lingwei, » The Mainland’s Taiwan Policy after the 18th Party Congress«
Jean-Pierre Cabestan, »Ma Ying-jeou’s Mainland Policy since 2012: Has It Hardened and Why?«


Free Discussion


Tea Break


Session Three: Prospects of the Cross- Strait Relations

Moderator: Yan Anlin
Keynote Speakers:
Xu Shiquan, The Prospects of Cross-Straits Tie Development«
Mathieu Duchatel, »Taiwan’s policy towards the East and South China Sea Disputes: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations«
Ye Jiang
Shao Yuqun, The Outlook of Cross-strait Relations over the Next Three Years«


Free Discussion



Tuesday, July 30


Session Four: Political Developments on the Island

Moderator: Chris Hughes
Keynote Speakers:
Liu Guoshen, »Current Situation and Future Prospects of Taiwan Politics«
Yan Anlin, Direction of Cross-Straits Tie Development after Su Tseng-Chang’s Election as DPP Chairman«
Hermann Halbeisen
Guo Jianqing, »Shifting from the Old Three No’s to the New Three No’s: Ma Ying Jeou’s Second Term Cross-Strait Policy«
Dafydd Fell, »The Politics of the Nuclear Referendum Issue in Taiwan«


Free Discussion


Tea Break


Session Five: Q & A with TAO Officials

Moderator: Xu Shiquan


Concluding Remarks

Moderator: Dafydd Fell
Remarks: Gudrun Wacker and Yang Jiemian


Luncheon invited by TAO


Local Visit

Wednesday, July 31


Departure of Participants

SWP Comments

Christian Wagner
Political Upheaval in Sri Lanka

Internal and External Consequences of the Parliamentary Elections on 5 August 2020

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool

SWP Research Papers

Andrea Schmitz
Uzbekistan’s Transformation

Strategies and Perspectives

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States