SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Cross-Strait Economic Integration

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Speaker: Tung Chen-yuan, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Date: 10 November 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 10 November 2015Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Special Lecture


The Asian economic integration regime has been developing exponentially after 2000s. However, because of Chinese political obstruction, Taiwan has been excluded from participation in or negotiations of major EIAs in Asia. President Ma advocated that deepening cross-Strait economic integration would bring economic benefits for Taiwan and positive spillover effects for Taiwan’s participation in the Asia-Pacific economic integration regime. During Ma’s presidency of last 7 more years, Taiwan has adopted more opening policy for cross-Strait economic integration. In addition, both sides across the Taiwan Strait have signed 23 economic and cooperation agreements to institutionalize and facilitate cross-Strait economic integration. Nevertheless, further deepening economic integration and negotiations have been stagnated since June 2013. Prof. Tung will elaborate the evolution, analyze the effect and discuss the predicament of economic integration between Taiwan and China.

Speaker's Bio

Tung Chen-yuan is currently a visiting scholar of the University of California, Berkeley, distinguished professor of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies and director of the Center for Prediction Markets, National Chengchi University (Taiwan), and president of Association for Cross-Strait Policy (Taiwan). He received his Ph.D. degree majoring in international affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. From September 2006 to May 2008, he was vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan). His expertise focuses on international political economy, Chinese economic development, and prediction markets.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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