Covid-19 in Taiwan: Domestic and International Implications

Recording of the event

Join the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York and Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) for an online panel discussion on Covid-19 in Taiwan: Domestic and International Implications. The event will be live streamed on WEAI’s Facebook Page.

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 am EDT

Syaru Shirley Lin, Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics,
Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia

C. Jason Wang, Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Vincent W. Wang, Dean of School of Humanities and Sciences,
Adelphi University

Moderated by:
Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science,
Columbia University

During the coronavirus crisis, what was expected to be one of the hardest hit countries in the world has not only fared relatively well so far, but is now being widely lauded as a success story—Taiwan. With a population of 23.4 million, Taiwan has only reported 440 confirmed cases and seven deaths as of May 12. This panel will explore a series of questions. How did Taiwan manage the crisis and what are the secrets of its success so far? What are the risks that the pandemic could still worsen in Taiwan? How has the Covid-19 crisis affected Taiwan’s relations with mainland China? What has Taiwan done to assist other countries in managing the pandemic? How has Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Organization (WHO) meetings and activities affected its ability both to manage the crisis at home, and to contribute to international management of the crisis? What can other countries learn from Taiwan about managing pandemic disease? What paths are available for Taiwan to contribute to global public health efforts? Has the crisis affected global support for Taiwan’s membership in the WHO? What are the implications for Taiwan’s global status beyond the WHO?

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