The 7th Annual Conference on

»China-EU Relations and the Taiwan Question«

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

June 5-6, 2010, Shanghai


<nobr>Friday, June 4</nobr>
Arrival of participants


 Welcoming Dinner by SIIS

<nobr>Saturday, June 5</nobr>


 Opening Remarks


Session 1: Development of China-EU Relations: Evaluation & Prospects
What is the current status of China-EU relations? What's the influence of the financial crisis on the relationship? What are the main issues in this bilateral relations? What are each other's major concerns? How do the two sides see their interaction in the context of the transformation of the world order? What is the future agenda (2010-2020) of this bilateral relations?

Chairperson: Yu Xintian
Zhou Hong (Institute of European Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Franz Jessen (European Commission, Brussels): »EU-China relations: present state and perspectives«
Ye Jiang (Centre for European Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »Challenges and Opportunities of China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership - From the Perspective of Different Ideas inside EU on the China-EU Comprehensive strategic partnership«
Gudrun Wacker (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin): »'Same Same, Only Different.' Chinese-European Relations Since 2009«
Feng Zhongping (Institute of European Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, Beijing): »The EU's Current Difficulties and Their Impact on Sino-EU Relations«


 Coffee Break


Chairperson: Christopher R. Hughes




Session 2: The Peaceful Development of the Cross-Strait Relations and the Mainland's Policy towards Taiwan: Progress & Challenges
What are the new developments of the cross-Strait relations after the two sides entered into the new stage of peaceful development? How shall we understand the peaceful development of the cross-Strait relations? What are the peaceful development's strategic goal, route, agenda, domestic & international environment? How should we define and conduct cross-Strait political dialogue? What's the prospect for CBM talks? How do the two sides across the Strait interact on the proposals each other?

Chairperson: Tom Hart
Christopher R. Hughes (London School of Economics and Political Science): »One Country, Two Systems and Taiwan: Actions More Important than Words?«
Yu Xintian (Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »Peaceful Development of Cross-Strait Relations and Expansion of Taiwan's International Space«
Jean-Pierre Cabestan (Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University): »Peaceful Development of Cross-Strait Relations: Progress and Limits«
Zhou Zhihuai (Chinese Association of Taiwan Studies): »Latest Achievements and Challenges for the Peaceful Development of Cross-Straits Relations«
Linda Jakobson (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, China and Global Security Programme, Stockholm/Beijing): »From Economic Cooperation to the Building of Cross-Strait Mutual Political Trust: a View from Beijing«
Shao Yuqun (Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Studies, SIIS)


Chairperson: Ye Jiang


 Coffee Break


Session 3: The Peaceful Development of the Cross-Strait Relations and the European Perspective on Cross-Strait relations: Policy and Trend
How do we evaluate the domestic situation in Taiwan and its external relations? What's the assessment of Ma Ying-jeou's Mainland Policy? What's the prospect for the five major city elections and its influence on the election in 2012? How to assess the current Taiwan's relations with other major countries, such as the United States, and regional organizations, such as the European Union? What will be Taiwan's approach related to the East Asia economic cooperation after its signing of ECFA?

Chairperson: Zhou Hong
Speakers: Zhang Nianchi (Shanghai Institute for East Asian Studies): »The Situation on the Taiwan Island since 2008 - Issues and Trends«
Dafydd Fell (SOAS Center for Taiwan Studies, London): »Taiwan's Electoral and Party Politics: Towards a One Party Dominant or Competitive Multi-Party System?«
Mathieu Duchâtel (Asia Centre at Science Po, Paris): »Between Hedging and Bandwagoning for Profit: Taiwan's Mainland policy under Ma Ying-jeou«
Xu Shiquan (Former Vice Chairman, China Association of Taiwan Studies): »Constructing the Framework of Peaceful Development of the cross-Strait Relations: Mainland's perspective«
Hermann Halbeisen (Research Institute for Political Science and European Affairs, University of Cologne): »Struggling to Regain Popular Support: The Ma Administration at Half-Time«
Yan Anlin (Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies): »Taiwan's External Relations after Ma Ying-jeou Took Office: Developments and Policy Recommendations«


Chairperson: Dafydd Fell


 European participants meeting with Deputy Director of TAO


Speech given by Deputy Director of TAO

<nobr>Sunday, June 6</nobr>


Session 4: Policy Recommendations
The policy recommendations could be focusing on the following areas: (1) How to stabilize the China-EU relations? (2) What can the Chinese mainland do to shape a better international environment for the peaceful development of the cross-Strait relationship?

Chairperson: Gudrun Wacker
Christopher R. Hughes
Huang Jia-shu (School of International relations, Renmin University, Beijing): »The Cross-Strait Relations Two Years after Ma Yingjiu Took Power«
Tom Hart (Stockholm School of Asian Studies, Stockholm School of Economics): »Brief recapitulation from memory of extemporaneous comments offered in Sunday's closing 'Policy Recommendations' session«
Zhou Hong
Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Yu Xintian


 Coffee Break


Chairperson: Yan Anlin


 Concluding Remarks
Gudrun Wacker
Yang Jiemian


 Working Lunch
End of the meeting





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