Last Friday, unrest between Tibetan protesters and ethnic Chinese erupted into deadly violence with the arrival of Chinese police and paramilitary. Forum discusses the situation in the first half hour. On Saturday, Taiwan will elect a new president. In the second half hour, we look at the parties, their candidates and at the potential impact of the election on U.S. relations with Taiwan and China.

Unrest in Tibet / Presidential Election in Taiwan 18 March,2008forum

Guests:
Eric Chen-hua Yu, research fellow and program manager for the Democracy in Taiwan program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (second half hour)
Xiao Qiang, director of the Berkeley China Internet Project and professor of journalism at UC Berkeley (first half hour)
Jeffrey A. Bader, director of the John L. Thornton China Center and senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution (first half hour)
Tseten Phanucharas, board member and past president of Los Angeles Friends of Tibet (first half hour)

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