Panel Discussion on Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: The outcomes and implications

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 20204:00PM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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Taiwan will hold its 7th direct Presidential election on January 11, 2020. The incumbent candidate, President Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party – DPP) will face off the opposition candidates, the Kaohsiung mayor of Han Kuo-yu (Chinese Nationalist Party – KMT), and the People First Party (PFP) candidate, James Soong. After suffering a huge defeat in the 2018 local elections, polls suggest Tsai Ing-wen in the lead. The two key election issues this time are China, particularly in light of Hong Kong protests, and Taiwan’s economy.

We will bring together a distinguished group of Taiwan specialists to discuss and help us understand the election outcomes and their implications for Taiwan, Canada, global economy and international relations.

Please join us for the Panel Discussion followed by reception.


Daria Dumbabze


Sida Liu
Associate Professor of Sociology and Law, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Joseph Wong
Vice Provost, International Studies Experiences, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Catherine Y. M. Hsu
Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto

Ito Peng
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Department of Sociology, and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto


Taiwan Alumni Association of Toronto (TAAT)

Global Taiwan Studies Program, University of Toronto


Asian Institute

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