The Evolving Cross-Strait Policy of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan
Jason Po-Nien Chen, Advisor (Section of National Security), New Frontier Foundation (DPP think tank)
Moderated by: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
This talk will be composed of three main sections. First, Dr. Chen will introduce the DPP's evolving cross-Strait policy by breaking it down into three respective phrases:1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Then he will explain why the party changed from championing independence versus unification in 1990s; intraparty power struggle between de facto and de jure independence in 2000s; and reach the current position of "opposition to de facto unification under one China" rather than "pursuit of Taiwan de jure independence" in 2010s. Second, he will share his research finding and understanding regarding the DPP's view towards the status quo of cross-Strait relations. Third, he will discuss the change and continuity of the DPP's position towards sovereignty and cross-Strait relations.
Organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University.