02
March 2023
Past Event
A Test of Will: Why Taiwan Matters

Event will also stream live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

A Test of Will: Why Taiwan Matters

Past Event
Hudson Institute
March 02, 2023
 Senator Dan Sullivan speaks during a news conference with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about arming Ukraine in the fight against Russia in Washington, D.C. on February 5, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Senator Dan Sullivan speaks during a news conference with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2015. (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
02
March 2023
Past Event

Event will also stream live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
Dan Sullivan
Dan Sullivan

United States Senator, Alaska

miles_yu
Miles Yu

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center

Key Takeaways

 

1. There is no better asset in combatting the Chinese Communist Party’s ambitions than a vibrant and thriving Chinese-speaking democracy on its doorstep.

2. It is not only morally right to stand with the Taiwanese and commit ourselves to Taiwan’s defense. It is also unquestionably in the United States’ economic and national security interest. If we fail to defend Taiwan and uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific, the results will be catastrophic at home and abroad.

3. To establish the three necessary layers of deterrence against China before it is too late, the US should support and encourage Taiwan to make improvements in its own training, reserve programs, and readiness; ensure we have the military readiness and capability to act in the Taiwan Strait if necessary; and guarantee devastating economic sanctions through the STAND with Taiwan Act.

 

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Please join Hudson Institute’s China Center for a speech from Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) on the importance of defending Taiwan amid increasing tension between the United States and China.

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