YCW Singapore was launched in late June 2015, the organization's eighth global chapter. Geographically located within six hours of major cities in China and India, the biggest powers in Asia, Singapore has grown to be the ideal crossroads between East and West. The city-state plays a pivotal role in the West’s engagement with Asia and vice versa. YCW Singapore is well positioned to tap into the country’s robust, multi-racial and large international community to examine the delicate foreign policy dynamics, economic and social interactions between the East and West.

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Singapore – Across the Straits: domestic politics, relations with Mainland China, and engagement with ASEAN under President Tsai Ing-wen with Jing Bao-chiun [Thursday, June 16]

Singapore – Across the Straits: domestic politics, relations with Mainland China, and engagement with ASEAN under President Tsai Ing-wen with Jing Bao-chiun  [Thursday, June 16]

Four months after her landslide victory in the January election, Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in on May 20th as Taiwan’s first female president. During her inaugural speech, Tsai pledged to maintain the peaceful status quo across the Taiwan Strait without