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灣研究院是在美國成立的台美人智庫型組織,從事與台灣過去及未來發展相關的研究。研究人員以研究志工身份從事不同領域之研究。研究心得將以研究報告及評論方式發表。





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 reacted to Trump-Xi meeting

The Trump-Xi meeting concluded on April 8, 2017 without publicly addressing the “one China” issue or Taiwan.  The so called US-China summit was held at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Since it was a first meeting between Trump and Xi and planned with short notice for Trump team.  Taiwan government carefully followed the developments of meeting and was glad to see that there was no surprise coming out on Taiwan-related issues.   Taiwan’s national security team had made careful preparations before the event to react to any development that might put Taiwan at a disadvantage.  In many occasions, Trump raised concerns about China’s trade practices and press Xi to do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.  The two-days meeting went smooth and talked more about cooperation in the future.   The Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang said “We understand that the US is highly attentive to and puts great emphasis on peace and stability in East Asia.  As a member of the region, we hope the Trump-Xi meeting will be conducive to the stability of the region”.    After the meeting, the unnamed US senior officials briefed Taipei regarding the summit.  The ministry of Foreign Affairs said ‘Taiwan was mentioned at the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there was no “surprise” and the nation was not treated as a bargaining chip between two powers”.   The Vice minister of Foreign Affairs Leo Lee said at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee “the major significance of the summit was the engagement of the US and China in a “comprehensive dialogue” and a means by which the Trump administration could build a new cooperation framework with Beijing, but the effectiveness of the framework had been questioned”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted: April 14, 2017
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