International Conference of Perspectives on China Studies in Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries

Conference Time: December 8th and 10th, 2020

Conference Venue: I501 Video Conference Room, Chueh Sheng Memorial Hall, Tamkang Univeresity

Graduate Institute of China Studies, Tamknag University
Center of New Southbound Policy and Belt Road Intuitive, Tamkang University
China’s Belt and Road Research Association in Taiwan

China’s political economy has faced many challenges in recent years. Politically, Xi Jinping seeks a third re-election. Political succession is pending. Economically, economic development is stagnant. Diplomatically, it is subject to competition from the United States. In 2019, Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement broke out. Ethnic issues such as Xinjiang and Tibet pose a great challenge to the CCP’s rule. As a regional power, China’s political and economic issues affect regional development.

Since the rapid growth of China’s economy and its national power, Southeast Asia States have set up research institutes and centers related to China studies. For instance, the University of Malaysia and Vietnamese Academic of Social Science have their research institute focus their research on China affairs. Also, the Department of International Relations and Strategy from the National University of Malaysia and FLAME University, India, focus on China diplomacy and regional security. Besides, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, the Belt and Road Strategy Research Center at the Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) focus their research on the trade relationship between China and ASEAN states.

In the other hand, regarding the results of COVID-19 prevention, Taiwan has been affirmed by the international community because Taiwan understand China better than other countries. Thanks to the advantages of language and geographical location, Taiwan can serve as a dialogue platform to invite scholars and experts who are interesting in China’s rising and influences on regional affairs around the world.

Due to the COVID-19 in 2020, “Perspectives on China studies in Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries" will be held online. In this conference, four on-live seminars are planned to conduct as follows:

China’s political and economic development and the future of Hong Kong

December 8 (Tuesday) pm 2:20 to 4:00,

In 2019, Hong Kong’s anti-transmission protests broke out, and ethnic issues such as Xinjiang and Tibet have posed a great challenge to the CCP’s rule. This session discusses the following questions from the perspectives of scholars in Southeast Asia and Taiwan: How do Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan scholars view the political challenges facing China? How does China’s economic development affect the economic and trade layout of Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan? China enacts a national security law on Hong Kong, what is the main impact on Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan? From the rising of MILK-TEA Alliance on website, Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan, how do you view the future trend of China’s political and economic development? How do Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan respond?

CHAIR: Hong Yao-nan(洪耀南).

PRESENTERS: Tzeng Wei-feng(曾偉峯), Hsiao Tu-huan (蕭督圜)(Hong Kong and Macau Studies), Chen Shang-mao(陳尚懋)(Thailand studies), Tzeng Chien-yuan(曾建元)(China’s human right), Chen Chien-fu(陳建甫).

New international relations and regional security under CHINA-US games

December 10 (Thursday) Am10:20 to 12:00

The US presidential election ended, but the hegemonic trap of “Thucydides" between the United States and China has not been resolved. The trade deficit between the United States and China is the first issue that the U.S.-China relationship must face and resolve. The game between major powers also involves the relationship between military and geopolitics. Facing the intricate game between major powers, how should South Asian countries and Taiwan find a suitable position for national development in this new international relationship and regional security. Is it possible to replicate the “hedging mechanism" often used in Southeast Asian countries? How can Taiwan find a new development path? It is the focus of this forum.

CHAIR:Chen Chien-fu(陳建甫).

PRESENTERS: Chen Pei-Hsiu(陳佩修), Gu Qingyang(顧清揚) (Lee Kuan Yew College), Vũ Quý Sơn (武貴山) (Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences), Li Wen-ji(李文基).

Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

December 10(Thursday), Pm: 1:20 to 3:00

The US presidential election has finally come to an end. The entire Asia-Pacific situation may change drastically, and the US-China relationship will inevitably affect cross-strait relations. How do Taiwan and Southeast Asian scholars view the development of US-China relations and the impact of the new situation in the US, China and Taiwan on cross-strait relations? In the speech on National Day, President Tsai Ing-wen expressed his willingness to have a meaningful dialogue with China, but in exchange for more and more cultural and military intimidation from China. How will US-China-Taiwan relations develop in the future? How can cross-strait relations be meaningful Conversation?

CHAIR:Wang Kao-cheng(王高成).

PRESENTERS: Chang Wu-ueh(張五岳), Chao Chien-min(趙建民), Wang Xin-xian(王信賢), Chen Chien-fu(陳建甫)

China’s Belt and Road Imitative and Infrastructure Construction on ASEAN

December 10(Thursday) 3:20-5:00

The infrastructure construction promoted by China’s Belt and Road Initiative is described as a loan trap in the Western world, or a policy of economic expansion to deepen China’s influence on Southeast Asia or other peripheral countries. However, from the countries with financial shortages and eagerness for infrastructure, China’s One Belt One Road, especially transportation construction, has indeed improved the inequality between urban and rural areas to a certain extent, providing performance benefits and promoting a certain degree of economic development. From the perspectives of scholars in Malaysia and Singapore, once again examine the pros and cons of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and South and South Asian countries. Furthermore, what should the Chinese state-owned enterprises play in the initiative of the plan?

CHAIR: Huang Shu-ling(黃淑鈴).

PRESENTERS: Ngeow Chow-bing(饒兆斌) (University of Malaya), Cheng Ming-yu(鄭明瑜) (Raman University), Gu Qingyang (顧清揚)(Lee Kuan Yew College), Liu Chi-feng(劉奇峰)(FLAME University), Chen Chien-fu(陳建甫) .

The Graduate Institute of China Studies, Tamkang University was established in 1992. The Center of New Southbound Policy and Belt Road Intuitive (NSPBRI), Tamkang University was built in 2018. We sincerely invite experts and scholars from China research institutions in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indian participating in these seminars and exchange experiences with China research institutions and scholars in Taiwan.


Hosted by Center of New Southbound Policy and Belt Road Intuitive, Tamkang University; Co-organized by Graduate Institute of China Studies, Tamkang University, and China’s Belt and Road Research Association in Taiwan

作者: 陳建甫



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