Delivered in partnership with Cambridge University China Forum.

Dr Jonathan Sullivan will be discussing the 2024 Taiwanese Presidential Election. This election has garnered significant attention and is poised to be Taiwan’s most fiercely contested presidential race since 2000. The lineup includes figures such as incumbent Vice President Lai Ching-te, Hou Yu-ih from the Kuomintang, Ko Wen-je representing the Taiwan People’s Party, and the business magnate Terry Gou. Notably, this election marks the end of Tsai Ing-Wen’s presidential tenure due to term limits.

The 2024 election carries immense importance for Taiwan, as it comes at a pivotal juncture. Top on the voters’ agenda are highly contentious issues, particularly cross-strait relations and concerns about a looming economic slowdown.

Dr Sullivan is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nottingham and former director of the China Policy Institute. He works on many aspects of Chinese politics and foreign relations, and the politics of digital, celebrity, and pop cultures.



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