Exclusive Call on China – Taiwan Presidential Meeting

Please join us on Monday, November 9, at 9:00 a.m. EST for a special members and press call and conversation with Dr. Roger Cliff, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council and Ms. Tiffany Ma, Director of Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research. Our panelists will comment on the outcomes of President Xi of China and President Ma of Taiwan’s historic meeting taking place this Saturday in Singapore. This will be the first time in both China and Taiwan’s histories that the leadership will meet, especially since these two states have been existentially at odds since the split at the end of 1949. 

The meeting in Singapore coincides with rising anti-China sentiment in Taiwan ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls in January which the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) is likely to lose to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which traditionally favors independence from China. Regardless of which political party wins the January elections in Taiwan, this meeting will set an important precedent for future meetings between the top leaders of Taiwan and China. What will be the key issues that both Presidents will discuss? How will this affect Cross-Straits relations and stability? What does this meeting mean to the United States? 

Kindly RSVP online, or contact Kayvan Chinichian at kchinichian@atlanticcouncil.org or at 202-778-4961 if you have any questions. This call will be on-the-record.