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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

Comparing Taiwan and South Korea's Reconciliation Efforts with China and North Korea

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Event Date

July 31st 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

Currently, both countries have presidents that are attempting engagement policies to help bring about better relations with the neighbors after periods of tense interactions. Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is trying to have his second administration with no surprises in foreign policy like his first. South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has come into office looking for ways to implement her trustpolitik policy and engage with North Korea.

On July 31, Dr. Yeh-Chung Lu from National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and Dr. Byung Kwang Park from the Institute of National Security Strategies in South Korea presented their Academic Paper Series report on the comparisons and similarities between the engagement efforts of South Korea and Taiwan. Moreover, they discussed if it possible to draw lessons South Korea and Taiwan can learn from each other’s experiences in dealing with their neighbor.

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