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

Suat Kınıklıoğlu
Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Changing Attitudes and Fortunes

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Frédéric Krumbein, Volker Stanzel
China’s Guided Memory

How Historical Events Are Remembered, Glorified, Reinterpreted, and Kept Quiet

SWP Research Papers