• Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
    March 11, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will speak at a LAWAC luncheon on Monday, March 11th, 2019. Minister Wu will discuss Taiwan’s role in Indo-Pacific trade and security, including the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy. He will discuss Taipei’s leadership in calling for like-minded nations to work together to safeguard freedom and democracy. He will also address the success of President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Southbound Policy, aimed at strengthening cooperation with key players in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Minister Wu will discuss the history, importance, and future of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), enacted 40 years ago to maintain relations with Taiwan after President Jimmy Carter broke formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognized the People’s Republic of China.

Joseph Wu is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was formerly Secretary-General to the President and the Secretary-General of the National Security Council. From 2007 to 2008, he was chief representative of Taiwan to the United States as the head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, DC. Prior to entering politics, he was an academic political scientist, finishing his PhD in political science in 1989 at Ohio State University. He served as a teacher and research assistant in the political science department of Ohio State University in the United States, and as deputy director of the Institute of International Relations of National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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