The implications of China’s rise for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States are increasingly complex and controversial, especially because it has been associated not with democratization at home and conciliatory behavior abroad, as many had hoped, but rather with tighter domestic political controls and the more forceful assertion of Beijing’s core foreign policy interests.
How are these developments affecting Hong Kong and Taiwan, both of which are forming separate political identities even as their economies become increasingly interdependent with China’s? What are the implications for the United States, whose policy of engagement with China is increasingly criticized as having fallen short of its goals? As the Trump Administration takes a tougher line on China, how is the rest of the region responding?
June 28, 2018,
The Hong Kong Club,
1 Jackson Road, Central,