On December 2, the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) and the Taipei-based Taiwan Thinktank (TTT) held the second annual conference on US-Taiwan Relations in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific at the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs in Taipei, Taiwan. The focus of this year’s conference was on “How to Face China’s Sharp Power Collaboratively between Taiwan-US.”
The conference, which was attended by around 100 participants, included welcome remarks by TTT Chairman and GTI Honorary Chairman Dr. Wu Rong-I and hosted by Taiwan Thinktank International Cooperation Committee Chairman Dr. Lai I-Chung. The expert panelists included two former directors of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT): Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Stephen Young and Dr. William Stanton. The US delegation also included International Assessment and Strategy Center’s Future Asia Project Director John Tkacik, Project 2049 Institute Executive Director Mark Stokes, former Congressional Research Service Specialist in Asian Security Affairs Shirley Kan, former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chief Economic Adviser Nien Su, Senior Northeast Asia Associate at the Wilson Center’s Asia Program Shihoko Goto, Taiwan Sentinel Chief Editor J. Michael Cole, and GTI Executive Director Russell Hsiao.