Past eventResearch Event

The Foreign and Cross-Strait Policies of Taiwan's New Administration

8 December 2008 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Ambassador Stephen S F Chen, Convener, National Security Division, National Policy Foundation, Taipei

Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House



Ambassador Chen is Taiwan's former Ambassador to the US and former Deputy Secretary-General to the President. He resigned from government in 2000 immediately after Chen Shui-bian of the DPP won the presidential election. Since then he has worked in Taiwan as the convener of KMT's think tank on National Security. He has played an important role in KMT's China policy and was a core policy advisor to Ma Ying-jeou during the presidential campaign.

The speaker will discuss the process of democracy in Taiwan over the past 15 years, as well as the policies of Ma's administration.