The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations
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The Taiwan Relations Act, enacted by the United States Congress in April 1979, authorized continued “commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan” in the wake of the U.S. decision to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. By authorizing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and other provisions, the TRA created a framework for relations between the U.S. and Taiwan which has enabled their partnership and friendship to thrive in the absence of diplomatic relations.
In observance of the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, this daylong public conference will feature analysis of the creation and implementation of the TRA, and how it continues to guide U.S.-Taiwan relations and interaction among Taiwan, China, and the United States.
This conference is co-hosted by CSIS, the Brookings Institution, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
8:35am Opening Remarks
8:45am Welcome Speech
(Introduced by Bonnie Glaser)
8:55am Speaker Introduction
9:00am VTC Speech and Q&A
9:45am Coffee Break
10:00am Panel One: Looking Back on U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979
11:15am Coffee Break
11:30am Speech and Q&A
12:15pm Keynote Remarks
1:30pm Panel Two: Taiwan’s Strategic Environment Today
2:45pm Panel Three: The Next Forty Years
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:15pm Speech and Q&A
5:00pm Conference End
This event is made possible by support from the Brookings Institution, Wilson Center, and TECRO.