Thursday, March 05, 2009

Seminar: Taiwan and the Global Economic Storm

Peter Chow, who had an excellent piece in today's Taipei Times, is one of the speakers on March 18 at the seminar:

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WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
Washington D.C.
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.
Speakers
Peter Chow
City College of New York

Yu-long Ling
Franklin College

Thomas Bellows
University of Texas at San Antonio

T.Y. Wang
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

Media organizations are requested to contact the Asia Program in advance at 202/691-4020 or asia@wilsoncenter.org. Otherwise, RSVPs are NOT necessary. Please allow for routine security procedures when you arrive at the Center. A photo ID is required for entry. The Center is located in the southeast wing of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

---KISSINGER INSTITUTE ON CHINA --

and suddently i stoped to read..

Anonymous said...

Is the Taipei Times website going crazy for anyone else? Often the main page doesn't show anything besides an advertising bar even though the day's stories are available through the menu on the left. What in the world?

Did they fire their webmaster or something?

Anyone know what's going on? Purposely trying to kill the online version perhaps?

A technical problem on my part?

Marc said...

Is the Taipei Times website going crazy for anyone else?

I've had that problem a few times, too. If you click on the sidebar, "Taiwan News" for example, it'll take you away from the headline page problem and become normal

Anonymous said...

What the heck? The Taipei Times main page is now fixed and now some of tomorrow's stories are already up. Taipei Times used to hold stories until way later in the day.

"---KISSINGER INSTITUTE ON CHINA --

and suddently i stoped to read.."


I hope you mean that you stopped reading and not that you saw his name and stop what you were doing to read. Kissinger is a really disgusting person with an unbelievable good public reputation. If you aren't aware (and it is clear from his reputation that many people are not), you might try the book The Trial of Henry Kissinger or the documentary The Trials of Henry Kissinger.