Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Is America Meeting Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs? check out the meeting Wednesday in Washington D.C.

OUR QUESTION FOR THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Please aim for more balance in your symposiums: do not only get the Ma Administration folks, but instead seek some pro-Taiwan representatives to partake discussions?

OUR POINT: Taiwan needs to be strong to cause others to think it not worth invading.



Is America Meeting
Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs?

Keynote Remarks by
Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang --- Vice Minister for Policy, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China (Taiwan)

And a Panel Discussion with -- Randall Schriver -- President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute

Gary J. Schmitt
Resident Scholar and Director of Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

or call (202) 675-1752

News media inquiries, please call (202) 675-1761

All events can be viewed live at heritage.org.

Guests are subject to Terms and Conditions of Attendance,
which can be read at heritage.org/Events/Terms-and-Conditions-of-Attendance.

Congress is bracing for a fight over Taiwan policy. The number of academics and former officials calling for a reconsideration of America's commitment to Taiwan's defense are growing bolder. Meanwhile, continued delay on delivery of a full DIA assessment of Taiwan's airpower and five years of inaction on Taiwan's repeated requests for F-16s raise fundamental questions about whether that commitment is currently being met. Taiwan's Vice Minister for National Defense Andrew Yang will speak to Taiwan's defense policy and the threats it seeks to address, and a distinguished panel of experts will assess what must be done to fulfill America's legal obligations to (in the words of the Taiwan Relations Act) "enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability."

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