Asia Society Texas Center Panel Discussion: "Taiwan in the 21st Century"
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Rapid growth and industrialization led to Taiwan's economic ascent in the last half of the 20th century. Now Taiwan boasts the 19th largest economy in the world and leads the region in social freedom. However, issues of identity, relations with China and a growing wealth gap divide society and politics in Taiwan. What challenges remain? How will Taiwan's economy fare in the 21st century? How are Taiwan's socio-political issues relevant to the global economy?
Four internationally distinguished thought leaders will assemble at Asia Society Texas Center for an in-depth discussion on Taiwan's role in the 21st century. Featured speakers include Rwei-Ren Wu, Academia Sinica;¬†professor June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami; J. Michael Cole, senior staff member, Thinking Taiwan Foundation; and Hans Stockton, University of St. Thomas, as moderator.