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KU Newsletter (june 2016)
KU China Institute Holds a Seminar on the 'Changing International Order in Northeast Asia'

Konkuk University’s China Institute held a symposium titled “Changing International Order in Northeast Asia” at the business school on May 26. Professor Fan Shih-ping of National Taiwan Normal University presented on China’s policy toward the Tsai Ing-wen administration and the future of cross-Strait relations. Professor Shu Geng from Nanjing University of Finance & Economics and Dr. Daisuke Hayashi of the National Archives of Japan discussed cross-Strait relations and stability in Northeast Asia as well as China and Japan’s strategic position towards the EU, respectively. The final presentation was “North Korea’s 7th Party Congress and the Future of Inter-Korean Relations” delivered by Dr. Ilgi Kim of the Institute for National Security Strategy.

“Tension has been rising in Northeast Asia due to China’s rise, the “pivot” to Asia by the United States, UN sanctions on North Korea, the dispute over Senkaku islands as well as Taiwan’s new administration,” said Dr. In hee Han, the president of the China Institute. “Against this background, the institute has invited scholars from relevant countries to discuss the changing international order in the region and policy responses.”