Invitation to a public event

Association for International Affairs is inviting you to a panel discussion on Cross – strait relations in 2012: Leadership changes and security implications

The discussion which will be held one day prior to presidential and parliamentary elections in Taiwan will focus on analyzing chances of main presidential candidates Ma Ying-jou (Kuomintang, KMT) and Tsai Ying-wen (Democratic Progressive Party, DPP).

Could Ma’s proposal of signing a peace agreement between Taiwan and PRC change the outcome of elections? What is the current state of cross-strait relations? The panel will also touch upon the question of expected leadership change in mainland in 2012 and 2013. Who will be the next president of China and would the leadership change affect the situation in the Taiwan Strait?

Speakers include:
JAN BECKA, Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
CHIU JONG-JEN, Director, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Czech Republic
IVANA KARASKOVA, Analyst, Assotiation for Internationa Affairs
JANA SEHNALKOVA, Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

Working language: English
Time and place of the event:
Friday, January 13, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Hollar building), room 212, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Prague 1

R.S.V.P. at  by Wednesday, January 11, 2012.