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CIC Vancouver Island: Taiwan-Canada Relations (Within the Indo-Pacific Stratagem)

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

30.00$

Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC) Presents:
“Taiwan-Canada Relations (Within the Indo-Pacific Stratagem)”

Rising geopolitical tensions in the Taiwan Strait place Taiwan in the international spotlight. Canadian policy toward Taiwan is defined in:

  •  Global Affairs Canada’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy,” and
  •  House of Commons’ “Canada and Taiwan: A Strong Relationship in Turbulent Times.”

Both documents reinforce the importance of Canada’s relationship with Taiwan.  Taiwan is Canada’s 13th largest trading partner worldwide and 6th largest trading partner in Asia. The stability of this region holds considerable importance for the
interests of both Taiwanese and Canadians.

Director General Lihsin (Angel) Liu of the “Taipei Economic and Cultural Office” in Vancouver is Taiwan’s highest ranking diplomat in Western Canada.

Director General Liu will present an overview on Canada-Taiwan relations, express her views on ways to strengthen the relationship, and highlight how the two countries can work together to solidify economic, cultural, and Indigenous relationships.  She will also discuss ways in which China interfered in Taiwan’s recent Presidential election and how Taiwan responded with democratic resilience.  Prior to her current post, Director General Liu served in many roles with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During her 25 years with the Ministry, she served in Houston and Los Angeles in the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Deputy Foreign Minister’s Office, Mainland Affairs Council, and departments responsible for North American, East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  Director General Liu holds a master’s degree in China Studies and International Economics from John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

LOCATION: Fairwinds Golf Centre
ADDRESS: 3730 Fairwinds Dr, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9J6
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 12PM – 2PM

COST: $30.00 (includes lecture & light lunch)

TO REGISTER: “Click” on the “Eventbrite” Ticket Link: here

CONTACTS: Terry Kelly at tfkelly1@telus.net or Margaret Stevens at mstevens847@gmail.com

Venue

Fairwinds Golf Center
3730 Fairwinds Dr.
Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9J6 Canada
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Organizer

CIC Vancouver Island Branch