RSIS Luncheon Seminar by Dr Hoo Tiang Boon, Research Fellow, China Programme, RSIS
The Politics of Positions in US-China-Taiwan Relations
Presenter: Dr Hoo Tiang Boon
Discussant: Assoc Prof Li Mingjiang
The advent of the China-Taiwan rapprochement since 2008 has given rise to suggestions (i) of the decreasing salience of the Taiwan Strait as a security question; and (ii) of a tacit convergence among the key protagonists–China, Taiwan and the US–on the near-term priority of maintaining the cross-strait status quo. This paper assesses these claims. Relying on emerging new data and field evidence, the paper examines what it notes as the “position” politics that are being played out in the cross-strait theatre since 2008.
The RSIS Luncheon Seminar series is open only to RSIS staff and PhD candidates.