Taiwan’s democracy – Roundtable discussion in the European Parliament – Press release

    Posted on: 2016-03-12 (台灣) 出版

Taiwan’s democracy – Roundtable discussion in the European Parliament – Press release

Taiwan’s democratic development will be discussed in the European Parliament on March 15 at a roundtable discussion among representatives from the New Power Party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and China Nationalist Party (KMT) and two academics. Our goal is to facilitate dialogue with the European parliamentarians and public about Taiwan’s democratic development and future development after the election on January 16.

By Michael Danielsen, chairman of Taiwan Corner

Taiwan’s democratic development will be discussed in the European Parliament on March 15 at a roundtable discussion among representatives from the New Power Party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and China Nationalist Party (KMT) and two academics.

 

The speakers are

  • Eric Huang, head of KMT ‘s International Department
  • Dr. I-chung Lai, vice-President of the Taiwan Thinktank
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan, Director of Research in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham
  • Lin Fei-fan, representative from the New Power Party (NPP)
  • Dr. Malte Kaeding, assistant Professor in International Politics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Dr. Alice Ekman French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Taiwan Corner and the European Parliament’s Friendship Group is co-sponsoring this roundtable discussion.

Please find full program of the event here: Invitation Roundtable Discussion about Taiwan’s Democratic Development_15.03.16

Background for the Roundtable discussion

Taiwan created history on January 16 by electing Taiwan’s first female president: Tsai Ing-wen from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). This was the first real transition of power, the very first time that both presidential office and legislative power pass simultaneously from the successors of Chiang Kai-Shek’s Chinese Nationalists. A third force has arrived on the political scene, arising from the social protest movements of recent years – The left-leaning New Power Party is now the third largest party in the parliament.
This roundtable discussion focuses on Taiwan’s road to its current lively democracy and how Taiwan was able to go so far. We chart the route from the activism of the 1970s and 1980s to the world of young Taiwanese today.

Our Goal

Our goal is to facilitate dialogue with the European parliamentarians and public about Taiwan’s democratic development and future development after the election on January 16.

Media and contacts

Taiwan Corner will gladly assist with interviews with the speakers or with Taiwan Corner.