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 forging distinct political identities even as their economies become increasingly interdependent with China's? What are the implications for the United States, which has commitments to maintaining the autonomy of both Taiwan and Hong Kong, and 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, what are the implications for U.S.-China relations and how is the rest of the region responding?
11 March 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT
Stephen Hawking Building, West Road