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On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Association for International Affairs organized a panel discussion on presidential and parliamentary elections in Taiwan and expected leadership change in mainland in 2012 and 2013.

The discussion which was held one day prior to presidential and parliamentary elections in Taiwan focused on analyzing chances of main presidential candidates Ma Ying-jou (Kuomintang, KMT) and Tsai Ying-wen (Democratic Progressive Party, DPP). The panelists discussed current state of cross-strait relations, Ma’s proposal of signing a peace accord between Taiwan and PRC, motivation of James Soong to run in the elections and the most probable composition of the next Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party.

Speakers included:

  • Chiu Jong-jen, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Czech Republic
  • Ivana Karásková, Association for International Affairs
  • Jana Sehnálková, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

13 January 2012

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