Saturday, December 25, 2010

If the Heritage Foundation would invite Wang Jin-Pyng, one wonders whether they are simply like other U.S. think-tanks that are blinded by or too influenced by elitism. Under the KMT, the Legislative Yuan has not deepened democracy, but rather weakened Taiwan's democracy.


The Heritage Foundation
Cordially Invites You
Democracy Building in Interesting Times
Taipei, TAIWAN

A Symposium Featuring Practitioners and Experts on Democratic Development

Co-Hosted by

• The Heritage Foundation
• Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
• Institute for National Policy Research


Edwin J. Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation (U.S.)
Tien Hung-mao, President, INPR, (Taiwan)
Park Jin, Member of National Assembly, National Assembly (ROK)
Eva Kusuma Sundari, Member of Parliament (Indonesia)
Alan Kah-Kit Leong, Legislative Council (Hong Kong)
Justin S. Chou, Legislator in Legislative Yuan (Taiwan)(invited)
Yuriko Koike, Member of Diet (Japan)
Jeffrey Bergner, Former Assistant Secretary of State (USA)
Shing-Yuang Sheng, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
Richard Gordon, Chairman, Philippine Red Cross
Parth Shah, President, Center for Civil Society (India)
Junichi Chano, Executive Assistant to the President, The Japan Foundation (Japan)
Min-Hsiu Chiang, National Chengchi University (Taiwan) (Invited)
Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation (U.S.)
Yuli Ismartono, Tempo Magazine (Indonesia)
Kavi Chongkittavorn, The Nation (Thailand)
Chun-Nan Chiang, Consultant, Apple Daily (Taiwan)

With Keynote Address by

Wang Jin-Pyng, President, Legislative Yuan

Monday, January 10, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel – Taipei, Taiwan

The global financial crisis, increasing military modernization efforts, political leadership and transitions, and demands from domestic publics make for interesting times for democracy building and development in the Asia-Pacific region. Lawmakers and policy experts are constantly trying to find answers to these important national and global events. Thus, The Heritage Foundation, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and Taiwan’s Institute for National Policy Research are collaborating on this symposium, bringing together a group of highly-regarded, experienced and skilled democratic practitioners to discuss and develop best practices for democracies in these interesting times. Please join us as we discuss these issues through the topics of majority and minority rights in governance, informing the legislative process, the role of civil society, and freedom of the press and government accountability.

To RSVP or for inquiries, contact Ms. Rita Wei-Tzu Yen at 886-02-2357-9687 or

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