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The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
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Taiwan Minister Audrey Tang spoke during US President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy

US President Joe Biden held aSummit for Democracysession in White House.  The event lasted for three days, from December 8 to 10.  US invited over hundred countries to participate the event.  Minister Without Portfolio Audrey Tang represented Taiwan. Tang was one of the speakers on Panel Discussion – Countering Digital Authoritarianism and Affirming Democratic Values .

The followings are event schedules.

Day Zero – December 8, 2021

Media Freedom and Sustainability, Co-hosted with the Netherlands

Young Democratic Leaders Discussion

Private Sector Forum: Our Business Too: Democracy & Private Enterprise Delivering Together

PANEL 1: Responsible Investment; PANEL 2: Beneficial Ownership; PANEL 3: Open and Resilient Digital Space

Empowering Prosperity: Advancing the Status of Women to Advance the State of Democracy, Co-hosted with Sweden

PANEL 1: Championing Women’s Political and Civic Participation and Leadership as the Lifeblood of Democracy; PANEL 2: Breaking Down Barriers: Countering Gender-Based Violence in all its Forms

Panel Discussion on Democracy-Affirming Technology: How Innovation Can Be Used to support Democratic Values

Panel Discussion: A Conversation on the Future of the Internet

Voices of Political Prisoners, Co-hosted with Lithuania

Day One – December 9, 2021

Opening Remarks (Biden)

Leaders’ Plenary Session (Biden, closed door)

Leaders’ Plenary Session (closed door)

Remarks – Bolstering Democratic Resilience

Panel Discussion – Bolstering Democratic Resilience: Building Back Better Together from COVID-19

Inter-Session Remarks

Remarks – Preventing and Countering Corruption

Panel Discussion – Preventing and Countering Corruption

Remarks by Republican and Democratic Governors

Closing Remarks

Day Two – December 10, 2021

Opening Remarks

Remarks – Protecting Human Rights

Panel Discussion – Expanding Civic Space: Empowering Human Rights Defenders and Independent Media Within and Across Borders

Inter-Session Remarks

Remarks – Strengthening Democracy and Defending Against Authoritarianism

Panel Discussion – Protecting Democratic Institutions: Elections, the Rule of Law, and a Resilient Information Space

Remarks – Technology for Democracy

Panel Discussion – Countering Digital Authoritarianism and Affirming Democratic Values

Youth Town Hall

Closing Remarks (Biden)




































Posted: December 18, 2021
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