Relations Across the Taiwan Strait: The Anti-Secession Law & Its Aftermath
A colloquium presented by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Asia Society Southern California
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Chair: James Tong (Political Science, UCLA)
CAI DINGJIAN (Chinese Univ. of Political Science & Law)
SHYH-FANG LIU (former member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan, and former Secretary General of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan)
Discussants: Richard Baum (Political Science, UCLA) and Bruce Jacobs (Asian Languages & Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
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Cai Dingjian (Ph.D. in law, Beijing University, 1999), Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law and a leading scholar of constitutional reform, is legal advisor to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Professor Cai has been instrumental in drafting legislation on, among other things, the recognition and protection of private property, and on compensation to individuals for the government’s requisition of land.
Cai is also Director of the Institute for the Study of Constitutionalism in China at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of the People’s Congress and Foreign Legislatures at Beijing University. Professor Cai has published widely (more than 100 articles and many books) on legal reform in China.
Shyh-fang Liu (M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1987) is a former member of Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Taiwan. She was formerly the Secretary General of the Executive Yuan, Government of Taiwan. Ms. Liu is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where she is working on project on Taiwan's democratic consolidation and cross-Strait relations.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Society Southern California