Oct 20, 2022
In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s high profile visit to Taiwan in August, public focus on the island has reached a crescendo as Chinese military maneuvers and government rhetoric continue to escalate. How has Taiwan dealt with the increased volatility? How has the war in Ukraine affected China’s decision-making going forward? Are Taiwan’s global economic ties and critical role in technology supply chains strong enough to help deter a wider conflict? Most importantly, what does it all mean for ordinary Taiwanese?
In a conversation moderated by Sara Newland on October 12, 2022, leading Taiwan experts Jessica Drun and Lev Nachman explore Taiwan’s complex dynamics and implications for the United States and the U.S.-China relationship.
2:07 How did Taiwanese respond to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit?
9:53 Is the war in Ukraine shifting behavior in Taiwan?
14:08 What's happening with the Taiwanese elections in 2022 and 2024?
18:23 What is the future of the KMT?
22:21 How has Taiwan capitalized on recent soft power wins?
26:38 What should people know about Taiwan?
About the speakers: https://www.ncuscr.org/event/taiwan-complex-hotspot/