Taiwan 2nd Track

Group photo (Taiwan 2nd Track: The 13th Annual Conference on »The Taiwan Issue in China-Europe Relations« October 09-11, 2016, Shanghai

The 13th Annual Conference on

»The Taiwan Issue in China-Europe Relations«

A workshop jointly organised by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs/Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Shanghai. With friendly support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Shanghai Office).

October 9 - 11, 2016, Shanghai


 Sunday, October 9, 2016


Arrival of Participants


Welcome Dinner hosted by SIIS

Monday, October 10, 2016


Opening Remarks
YAN Anlin and Gudrun Wacker


Session One: New Trends of Sino-EU Relations
Moderator: Stefan Pantekoek
Keynote Speakers:
JIANG Shixue »Multiple Impacts of Brexit«
Gudrun Wacker »EU-China Relations and Implications for Taiwan«
YE Jiang
ZHANG Yinghong
Free discussion


Session Two: Changing Political Dynamics and Taiwan-EU Relations
Moderator: JIANG Shixue
Keynote Speakers:
LIU Guofen
Jonathan Sullivan »Whither the KMT?«
Hermann Halbeisen
TONG Liqun
Maaike Okano-HEIJMANS »A Trade Diplomacy Triangle? Cross-Strait Relations and EU-China/EU-Taiwan Relations in the Past Year«
Free discussion


Tea Break and Group Photo


Session Three: Chinese Mainland’s Taiwan Policy
Moderator: Hermann Halbeisen
Keynote Speakers:
CHEN Xiancai »A Tentative Analysis of the Basic Features and Future Direction of Current Developments in the Political Situation in Taiwan«
Jean-Pierre Cabestan »Beijing's Policy Towards President Tsai Ying-wen and her Government and Europe's Responses in the post-Brexit Context«
Sasa Istenic »Rejuvenating Taiwan's Foreign Policy«
Free discussion


Working Lunch


Session Four: Prospects of Cross-Strait Relations
Moderator: NI Yongjie
Keynote Speakers:
YU Xintian
Dafydd Fell »Lessons from Taiwan's 2016 National Elections«
XIN Qiang
GUO Jianqing
LIN Gang
Free discussion


Tea Break


Session Five: Policy Recommendations for Sino-EU Relations and Cross-Strait Relations
Moderator: Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Keynote Speakers:
NI Yongjie
Mathieu Duchâtel »Coercion and crisis management in the Taiwan Strait«
HU Lingwei
HUANG Jing »Trends in Globalization and Development of China-EU Relations«
Free discussion


Q&A with Special Guest from TAO


Closing Session
Moderator: GUO Jianqing
Closing Remarks: JIANG Shixue, Gudrun Wacker and YAN Anlin


Closing Dinner hosted by FES

SWP Comments

Mark A. Heller
The United States and Israel: The Risk of Growing Apart

If Illiberal Democracy Prevails in Israel, the Special Relationship May Not Survive

Nadine Biehler, David Kipp
Alternatives to Refugee Camps

Cities Need International Support for Receiving Forcibly Displaced People

SWP Research Papers

Evita Schmieg
Connections between Trade Policy and Migration

A Sphere of Action for the EU

Daniel Voelsen
Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance