On October 25, 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758, which “restored” the People's Republic of China to the Chinese seat at the UN and “expelled” the Republic of China (Taiwan). Since then, Taiwan has sought to maintain its international space without the benefits of UN membership. Join the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Asia Program for a discussion of the implications of Resolution 2758 half a century on. How has Taiwan pursued international stature without UN membership and participation, and amid Beijing’s ongoing effort to limit Taiwan’s international space? What are the prospects today for Taiwan’s engagement with the UN and other international organizations?
Shelley Rigger - Shelley Rigger, a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is the Brown Professor of East Asian Politics and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas J. Shattuck - Thomas J. Shattuck, a non-resident Fellow in the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), is the Global Order Program Manager at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House.