What do China’s actions in Hong Kong spell for Taiwan?


This event, hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will discuss what China’s actions in Hong Kong might say about its ambitions in Taiwan.

The Chinese communist party’s actions in Hong Kong show that it is increasingly willing to act in ways that violate international norms, laws and expectations when it sees doing so as being in its own interests. Nowhere is this truer than in circumstances in which President Xi perceives the legitimacy of the party to rule being challenged.

Given recent events, many have come to question what China’s actions in Hong Kong might say about its ambitions in Taiwan, The island nation has long been a sore spot for leaders in Beijing, Until now, though, it was assumed that the PRC would not trigger any escalation in the South China Sea for fear of international condemnation. In light of recent events, these assumptions are being revisited.

The Henry Jackson Society, in partnership with the Taiwan Representative Office is delighted to host a discussion on these issues,

Panellists:

  • Alexander Görlach – Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University’s Institute on Religion and International Studies
  • Dr I-Chung Lai – President, Prospect Foundation, Taiwan
  • Shiany Perez-ChengInstitute of Statecraft

Moderator:
Sam Armstrong – Communications Director at the Henry Jackson Society

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