Video: Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

HONG KONG, December 14, 2016 — In this timely talk, author Syaru Shirley Lin explained the divergence between the development of economic and political relations across the Taiwan Strait and the oscillation of Taiwan’s cross-Strait economic policy through the interplay of national identity and economic interests. In particular, she noted that the debate over Taiwan’s economic policy under the last three administrations had been linked to the consolidation of the Taiwanese identity, and this would pose challenges to Beijing’s management of cross-strait relations under the Tsai Ing-wen presidency. (1 hr., 2 min.)