WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
THE ASIA PROGRAM AND THE KISSINGER INSTITUTE ON CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES
Present: Taiwan and the Global Economic Storm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
City College of New York
University of Texas at San Antonio
Illinois State University
Taiwanese president Ma Ying-Jeou has much to fear from the political repercussions of the current global financial crisis. During his election campaign last year, Ma staked his political fortune on his ability to improve the Taiwanese economy. However, Taiwan has been hard hit by the global crisis. Tourist numbers, cross-strait investment, consumption and employment rates have all decreased, and in the midst of this turmoil, Ma has had to revise his economic strategy. This event will examine what the global economic crisis means for the Taiwanese economy. It will also examine Ma's policies, political developments within the Taiwanese legislature and the effects of the crisis on Taiwanese society.
6th Floor Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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