Taiwan’s 2012 Presidential and Legislative Elections and their Impact on Cross-Strait Relations


 Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

by Jean-Pierre Cabestan (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Ting Wai (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Reservation & Contact: Heipo Leung
cefc@cefc.com.hk / tel: 2876 6910


The election for the 13th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China will be held on January 14, 2012 in Taiwan. It will be the fifth direct election for the President of Taiwan. For the first time, this election will be coupled with the single-round elections to the Legislative Yuan, which will return 113 lawmakers, including 73 elected in a constituency and 34 elected by proportional vote. This seminar will present an analysis of the election, in particular of the campaign themes and election results, their possible impact on cross-strait relations and political talks across the Taiwan Strait, and their international repercussions.


Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor and Head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, senior researcher at CNRS, and research associate at Asia Centre (Sciences Po, Paris) and the CEFC. His most recent publications include “La politique internationale de la Chine. Entre intégration et volonté de puissance” (China’s foreign and security policies. Between integration and will to power), Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010.

Ting Wai is Professor in Political Science at Hong Kong Baptist University and President of the Hong Kong Association for European Studies. His most recent publication is: “EU-China Relations in the Age of Globalization and Regionalization”, EurAmerica, 41:1, March, 2011, pp. 181-22.


This seminar will be held in English.
Sebastian Veg, Director of the CEFC, will chair the session.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the seminar.
Seats are limited. Please confirm your attendance.

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