Yushan Forum

The 2019 Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress is organized by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF). The Yushan Forum serves as a platform for Asian regional dialogue and features the achievements of governmental and non-governmental cooperation between Taiwan and its neighboring partner countries. Based on the unique experiences and common visions of Taiwan for regional prosperity, and as illustrated by its 2019 theme, the Forum aims to foster social connectivity for Asia’s next generation based on innovation and progress, alongside promoting multifaceted regional linkages and strengthening partnerships.

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The Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress (ADIP) is a platform for Asian regional dialogue initiated by Taiwan. With the theme of “Deepening Progressive Partnerships in Asia”, 2019 Yushan Forum focuses on the progressive partnerships and achievements in economic and technological exchange, talent cultivation, sustainable development, as well as those related to civil society partnership, think tank collaboration, cultural exchange, and youth leadership.

The keynote speeches and notable talks in this year’s Yushan Forum were separately delivered by H.E. President Tsai Ing-wen, Republic of China (Taiwan); Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Former Prime Minister of Canada; Mr. Keiji Furuya, Member of House of Representatives, Japan; Ms. Sarah Sanders, Former Spokesperson of the White House; and Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, U.S. Senior Official for APEC and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs, Department of State.


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H.E. Ing-wen Tsai

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Chien-Jen Chen

Vice President
Republic of China (Taiwan)

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper

Former Prime Minister

Sarah Sanders

Former Spokesperson
The White House, USA

Sandra Oudkirk

U.S. Senior Official
APEC and Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Keiji Furuya

Japan-ROC Diet Members' Discussion Group, Japan

Shivshankar Menon

Advisory Board, Institute of Chinese Studies, India


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2019 Yushan Forum Conference Report


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