Track Two Dialogue on

EU-China-Relations and Cross Strait Relations

A workshop jointly organised by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin,
London School of Economics (LSE), London
and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Shanghai
with the friendly support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Stuttgart
London, LSE, 29-31 May 2009

Venue: LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (Vera Anstey Room)
Accommodation: Goodenough Club, 23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD
Contact: Gudrun Wacker, Asia Division of SWP (phone: ++49-30-88007-265);
Christopher R. Hughes, London School of Economics

Friday, 29 May 2009
Arrival of participants

Saturday, 30 May 2009

10:00 am

Opening Remarks
Christopher Hughes, LSE (London)
Yang Jiemian, SIIS (Shanghai)
Gudrun Wacker, SWP (Berlin)

10:15 am

Session I: New Developments in EU-China Relations
Gudrun Wacker (SWP, Berlin): »EU-China relations 2008, the EU's foreign policy and implications for its China policy«
Ye Jiang (Director, Center for European Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »New Developments in China-EU Relations - Concurrently Analyzing the Trilateral Relations between China, EU and US«

10:45 am

 Plenary debate

11:30 am

Session II: Domestic development in Taiwan and cross-strait relations
Yan Anlin (Executive Director, Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »The Development of the Situation in Taiwan and Trends of the Cross-Strait Relations«
Hermann Halbeisen (University of Cologne)
Daffyd Fell (SOAS, London): »Taiwan's 2009 Local Executive Elections: Significance and Prospects«


 Plenary debate

1:00 pm

 Buffet lunch
Senior Common Room, 5th Floor, Old Building

2:00 pm

Session III: One year improved cross-strait relations: assessment of the effects
Tom Hart (Stockholm): »Thoughts on the Prospects for Arriving At and Maintaining a Stable modus vivendi in Cross-Strait relations«
Wu Nengyuan (Director, Institute of Modern Taiwan Studies, Fujian Academy of Social Sciences): »The Development of Cross-Straits Relations since 2008«

2:30 pm

 Plenary debate

3:30 pm

 Tea/coffee break

4:00 pm

Session IV: Implications of the new US administration on US-China and Cross-Strait relations
Linda Jakobson (SIPRI office in Beijing): »Implications of the new US administration for Cross-Strait relations«
Yang Jiemian (President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »Implications of the New US Administration on US-China and Cross-Strait Relations«

4:30 pm

 Plenary debate (until 5:30)

7:30 pm

 Dinner at Le Café du Jardin, Covent Garden

Sunday, 31 May 2009

9:00 am

Session V: Impact of the global financial and economic crisis on cross-strait relations
Feng Zhongping (Director, Institute of European Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations)
Christopher R. Hughes (LSE): »The Political Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Cross Strait Relations«

9:30 am

 Plenary debate

10:30 am

Session VI: The Global Impact of Cross-Strait Relations
Mathieu Duchâtel (Asia Centre, Paris): »Beyond WHA: Assessing the cross-strait "diplomatic truce"«
Cheng Weidong (Assistant Director, Institute of European Studies, CASS): »New diplomatic approach to external affairs involving Mainland China and Taiwan«

11:00 am

 Plenary debate


 Final session: Conclusions and Recommendations

1:00 pm

 Lunch at Le Café du Jardin, Covent Garden

– end of meeting –



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