Evolving Taiwan Views of the China Threat

August 15, 2007 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Dr. Andrew N.D. Yang, Secretary General at the Taiwan-based thinktank Council for Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), and a well-respected expert on Chinese military affairs known to many in the United States and around the world. 

Dr. Yang addressed the following issues: How are views evolving in Taiwan about the threat from China?  What are the positions of the candidates for Taiwan’s presidential elections on the China threat and on Taiwan weapons procurements?  In this context, what are attitudes today toward the United States and the role it plays in Taiwan’s security?

Comments and reaction to Dr. Yang’s presentation were made by Ms. Bonnie Glaser, CSIS Senior Associate, Dr. Michael Green, CSIS Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, and Mr. Derek Mitchell, CSIS Senior Fellow.

Charles Freeman
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Freeman Chair in China Studies

Bonnie S. Glaser