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CIC Saskatoon: Taiwan-Canada Relations Amid the Indo-Pacific Strategy
August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CSTFree
Please register if you wish to attend by clicking Eventbrite “Tickets”. You will not be charged if you are coming to the talk but not the dinner.
The Saskatoon branch of the Canadian International Council invites you an event on the following important international issue:
TOPIC: Taiwan-Canada Relations Amid the Indo-Pacific Strategy
SPEAKER: Director General Lihsin (Angel) Liu, Taipei Economic and Cultural Organization (TECO)
DATE: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
PLACE: Saskatoon Club, 417 21st Street East, Saskatoon
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
~~~ This is the first event of our 2023-24 program ~~~
[Come for the event, starts at 6:00 p.m.
For a fuller experience, come also to the 7 :30pm dinner. Read further below about joining the speaker for dinner.]
Amidst rising geopolitical tensions in the Taiwan Strait driven by heightened activities from Beijing, neighboring countries and like-minded partners including Japan, South Korea, the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union, express their concerns regarding the maintenance of peace and security in the region.
Considering Taiwan’s position as Canada’s 13th largest trading partner worldwide and the 5th largest trading partner in Asia, the stability of the Taiwan Strait holds considerable importance for the well-being and interests of both Taiwanese and Canadians.
CIC Saskatoon is pleased to welcome Director General Lihsin (Angel) Liu of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) from Vancouver for a discussion on Canada-Taiwan relations. Director General Liu will highlight how both sides can work together to solidify economic, cultural, and Indigenous relationships. Furthermore, the discussion will explore opportunities for greater collaboration in light of important policy-defining documents recently issued by the executive and legislative branches of Canada: Global Affairs Canada’s “IndoPacific Strategy” and the Canadian House of Commons’ “Canada and Taiwan: A Strong Relationship in Turbulent Times”.
About our speaker:
Ms. Liu assumed her post as Director General in October 2021. During her 23 years of foreign service for the Taiwan Foreign Ministry, she was posted twice in the United States, respectively in Houston, Texas from 2002-2008, and Los Angeles, California from 2012-2018. Prior to her current post, she worked in the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Deputy Foreign Minister’s Office, Mainland Affairs Council, and the Department of North American Affairs and Department of East Asian & Pacific Affairs. She has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University with a major in China Studies and international economics.
5:30 p.m. Doors open
6:00 p.m. Public presentation – free and open to the public
7:15 p.m. Event concludes
7:30 p.m. Dinner with the speaker (register online at the Eventbrite site, deadline Mar 06)
9:00 p.m. Dinner concludes
DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER:
Want to find out even more about the issues, and discuss them with the speaker and other internationalists? Consider buying a dinner ticket and joining us at 7:30 p.m., also at the Saskatoon Club, for dinner with the speaker.
Prices for dinner with the speaker, followed by presentation
$20 – Students
$35 – Non-student CIC members
$40 – Nonmembers
Register for dinner with the speaker before August 07, 11:30 a.m. Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.