USCET Media Luncheon

June 29, 2016

On June 24th, the US-China Education Trust welcomed a delegation of professors and researchers to Freedom Place, residence of Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch. USCET held a media luncheon and a lively discussion with the Honorable Douglas H. Paal on cross-strait relations and how Chinese-language media in the U.S. covers cross-strait relations. 


Paal is currently Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He was the director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council under Presidents Reagan and Bush, and served as the unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute of Taiwan (2002-2006). The delegation was delighted to speak with someone as knowledgeable and distinguished in the field as Paal. 


The delegation of seven, which consisted of scholars from the Institute for Taiwan Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Fudan University School of Journalism, and Xiamen University Institute for Taiwan Studies, was led by Professor Huang Hu of Fudan University School of Journalism, currently the director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for Peaceful Development of Cross-Strait Relations at Fudan. 

Journalists from major Chinese-language media outlets in the Washington D.C. area, including bureau chiefs of both People’s Daily and Shanghai Wenhui Daily, CCTV-America, as well as local Chinese papers such as US-China Press and Chinese in DC, attended the lunch.


The delegation and the media were particularly interested in the implications of Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration as president of the Republic of China on cross-strait relations. Many insightful questions were raised, including those relating to: the potential impact of the evolution of Taiwanese domestic politics on US-China relations; Tsai’s position on the 1992 Consensus and Beijing’s response; her new “Go South” policy aimed at strengthening ties with Southeast Asian nations; and Taiwan’s intention to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).


The event offered invigorating discussion and an opportunity to exchange views. USCET would like to thank all the Chinese-language media representatives who attended and hope to see you soon.



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6月24日,USCET在张之香大使的住所招待了由国内教授和学者构成的代表团。在媒体午餐会上,包道格(Douglas H. Paal)与他们讨论了两岸关系以及在美中文媒体如何报道两岸关系。







代表团与媒体最感兴趣的为蔡英文当选台湾领导人将如何影响两岸关系。讨论包含了许多精彩提问,包括台湾当地的政治意识的觉醒对中美关系的影响、蔡英文在九二共识上的立场与中方反应、蔡英文的新南向政策旨在加强台湾与东南亚国家的关系、以及台湾有意向加入跨太平洋伙伴关系协定(Trans-Pacific Partnership)。