U.S.-PRC Trade Webs: TPP vs. China-Japan-Korea FTA?Implications for Taiwan
|Date||July 27, 2012|
|Location||The Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor|
The Henry L. Stimson Center presents a roundtable discussion:
U.S.-PRC Trade Webs:
TPP vs. China-Japan-Korea FTA-Implications for Taiwan
Dr. Chen-Dong Tso
Stimson Center Visiting Fellow, East Asia Program
With the U.S. refocus on the Asia-Pacific region, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has taken center stage as a potential region-wide, high-quality trade arrangement. For many, TPP is seen in competition with the "ASEAN+" trade pact in terms of geographic coverage and degree of commitment to liberalization. Efforts are also under way to speed up negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement among the PRC, Japan and South Korea (CJK). With these and numerous other FTAs actively under discussion, President Ma Ying-jeou has made joining TPP within eight years a priority, arguing that failure in this realm will seriously threaten Taiwan's domestic economic growth and international marginalization. Dr. Chen-Dong Tso will examine the TPP-CJK dynamic and its?implications for Taiwan's participation in Free Trade Agreements, drawing not only on economic factors but also on insights into Taiwan's domestic politics.
Dr. Chen-Dong Tso is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at National Taiwan University. With a PhD from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at Denver University, Dr. Tso has not only published numerous articles on economic and financial issues, including on the PRC's approach to regional currency integration and technology policy, but he has also served in senior advisory capacities on various boards and commissions. He is currently a senior advisor to the Asia Foundation and a Commissioner on the Taipei City Commission on International Affairs. He is also Executive Editor of Asian Ethnicity. Dr. Tso has been a Visiting Fellow at Stimson since June 2012.