Pax Mercatoria in the Taiwan Strait?

Pax Mercatoria in the Taiwan Strait?

Dr. Ho

Professor, Tamkang University

Friday, January 18,
10:30 AM -12:00 PM
1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor


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.


For more information,
please contact Liang Du via e-mail (preferred) at [email protected]
or by phone at (202) 223-5956 at ext. 5130.



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