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The up-and-down, cooperation-competition nature of U.S.-China relations has been a major focus in the United States during this campaign season, but its impact on regional actors is less discussed. Hung-jen Wang spoke on the juxtaposition of engagement and (mis)trust in the U.S.-China relationship. Wang also shared his insights into how Taiwan may seek to take advantage of fraying Sino-American ties.
WHAT: A discussion on the U.S.-China relationship and its possible benefits for Taiwan.
Hung-jen Wang, currently a Visiting Fellow at The Stimson Center, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His research interests focus on IR theory, Chinese foreign policy, and cross-Taiwan Strait relations. Wang is a prolific author, including his book, The Rise of China and Chinese International Relations (IR) Scholarship (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013) and numerous journal articles and book chapters. The latter include ”Being Uniquely Universal: Building Chinese International Relations Theory,“ in Journal of Contemporary China (May 2013) and “China’s Call for Discourse Power,” in China: An International Journal (December 2015). Wang is currently conducting a research project on “China’s Rise and Chinese Views of Global Governance,” sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. He received his M.A. in International Security from Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver and holds a Ph.D in International Politics from the University of Tübingen, Germany.