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Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Results and Implications

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Results and Implications

  • Date / Time:
  • January 16, 2020
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
  • 1 E 42nd St
  • New York. NY. US. 10017

On January 11, the incumbent Taiwan president Tsai Ing- wen of the Democratic Progressive Party won the presidential election by a landslide. This raises several important questions: will Taiwan’s government continue to pursue the ambitious agenda of economic and social policy reform Tsai set forth in her first term?  Is Taiwan’s democracy dangerously vulnerable to paralyzing polarization or surreptitious outside interference from the Mainland?  Will Beijing extend the tougher line it has taken toward Taiwan since Tsai came to power, squeezing Taiwan’s diplomatic ties and international participation and applying economic pressure?  Have Beijing’s policies toward Taiwan and actions toward Hong Kong benefited the DPP, with its traditionally less China-friendly positions?  Will the recent trend of strengthening of U.S.-Taiwan ties continue beyond both countries’ 2020 elections?

FPRI is pleased to feature a panel of experts to explore these questions and others.


Jacques deLisle, Director, FPRI Asia Program, and Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law , UPenn

David Rank, Senior Fellow, Yale Jackson Institute of Global Affairs

Vincent Wang, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University and Senior Fellow, FPRI

Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science, Davidson College, and Senior Fellow, FPRI (participating by Skype) 

Moderated by Carol Rollie Flynn, President, FPRI


Free and open to the public but reservations required.

6:00 pm Reception

6:30 pm Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Lily Hsu

6:35 pm Program

8:00 pm Adjournment