Virtual Roundtable: Debriefing the Taiwan Elections With Syaru Shirley Lin

Monday, February 5, 2024
Syaru Shirley Lin

Founder and Chair, Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Winston Lord Roundtable Series on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy and Asia Program

The closely watched 2024 Taiwan presidential election recently concluded with the winning of Lai Ching-te, current vice president of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. In the legislature, however, no political party gained a majority. Syaru Shirley Lin, leading authority on East Asia–U.S. relations, faculty at the University of Virginia and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the author of Taiwan’s China Dilemma, discusses the implications of the presidential and legislative elections in terms of its changing social, political, and economic complexion and Taiwan’s future relations with the United States and China.

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