Pax Mercatoria in the Taiwan Strait?

DateFriday, January 18, 2013

Pax Mercatoria in the Taiwan Strait?

Dr. Ho Szu-yin

Professor, Tamkang University

Friday, January 18, 2013
10:30 AM -12:00 PM
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Since Taiwan and the PRC embarked upon their current path of rapprochement in 2008, not only have they signed an economic cooperation framework agreement, but the Mainland has also sent numerous purchasing missions and millions of tourists to Taiwan. Hence, for Taiwan the Mainland is both an adversary and a source of economic benefit. At a roundtable discussion hosted by Stimson, Professor Ho used empirical data to talk about how Beijing using its enormous power to induce, deter, or possibly coerce Taiwan. His findings contributed not only to understanding the dynamic of cross-Strait relations but also to a larger literature on economic statecraft and security in the field of international political economy.


Dr. Ho Szu-yin received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A past president of the Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei), past director of the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University, and recipient of several awards for teaching and research, he has been widely published in Chinese and English on subjects ranging from identity politics in Taiwan to methodology in Chinese studies. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Council in Taipei from 2008-2010. He is currently at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies at Tamkang University.


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