Taiwan's status in international relations

28 Sep 2011 12:00

Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinars

The Institute for European Studies is proud to announce the inaugural season of its Wednesday Webinar Series. Beginning in September, we will be offering webinars on a diverse range of EU topics including; State-aid, Data Protection in the EU, and EU-China Relations. We will be hosting two sessions in the month of September and one session each month after that. The sessions will take place on a Wednesday between 12-13:15. Our goal is to create a schedule that is easy to follow for professionals. Just grab a laptop, some lunch, and make sure you have an internet connection.

Taiwan’s status in international relations

by: Dr. Sigrid Winkler

Taiwan Fellowship recipient, Center for Chinese Studies, Taipei, Taiwan

A majority of countries in the world do not recognize Taiwan as an independent state and China claims that Taiwan is a Chinese province. Despite this situation Taiwan has managed to establish itself as active participant in international relations.

This webinar will first trace back the origins of Taiwan’s awkward international status, and then give an overview of EU-Taiwan relations in this sovereignty vacuum. Finally, the webinar will outline possible future developments. Particularly interesting are potential changes after the upcoming Taiwanese presidential elections in January 2012, which could result in a great shift in Taiwan’s relations with China and thereby in its international involvement.


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