INVITATION (in presence)

Geopolitics meetings
Taiwan, the anti-China

Thursday 28 October 2021, 7.00 p.m.

Officers' Club of the Navy
Naples, via Cesario Console 3/bis

 

Event open to the public with registration required (limited places) by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

"Taiwan, the Anti-China" is focused on the Republic of China's key role in the competition between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Beijing considers the conquest of the island formerly known as Formosa essential to pursuing its naval and identity ambitions by 2049. Anathema to Washington, which does not want to allow its rival to take steps forward in the process of becoming an accomplished maritime power. In fact, the seizure of Taiwan (peaceful or by force) would allow Beijing to evade US containment tactics along the first island chain that circumscribes the South China Sea.

The meeting will discuss Taipei's perspective with analysis on Taiwan's history, geopolitics, tactics and identity. The inhabitants of the latter feel less and less linked to mainland China, despite the shared ethnic and cultural background. This represents in the long run the biggest obstacle to Beijing's project of consensual absorption of the island. An obstacle that induces the Chinese "leadership" to consider the amphibious landing on Formosa. The strategic sense of the United States and the People's Republic for Taiwan will also be discussed. Washington and Beijing study the possible scenarios of a war that (perhaps) they do not want; and finally the posture of the other powers active in the Indo-Pacific. Among these, Japan, India and Australia stand out. These three players are now, more than ever, aligned with Washington in the area of anti-Chinese containment. And therefore they are opposed to Beijing's conquest of Taiwan.

 

PROGRAMME

Institutional greetings

Speakers

Dario Fabbri
Journalist, scientific advisor and coordinator America of Limes
expert of America and Middle East

Giorgio Cuscito
Editorial advisor of Limes, analyst, scholar of geopolitics
of China and the Indo-Pacific. Editor of the Imperial Bulletin

MODERATOR

Maria Paradiso
Full Professor of Political and Economic Geography
Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Naples Federico II

 

ORGANISERS

Circolo Ufficiale Marina Militare Naples
CNR-ISMed (Institute of Studies on the Mediterranean of the National Council of the Researches)
Limes Club Naples

MORAL PATRONAGE

Naples Consular Corps
Department of Political Science, University of Naples Federico II-DISP
Department of Humanities, University of Naples Federico II-DSU
Department of Business and Economic Studies, University of Naples Parthenope-DISAE
University of Naples L'Orientale
Royal Conservatory of the Solitaria

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Giovanni Canitano (CNR-ISMed), Salvatore Capasso (Director of the Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean of the National Research Council CNR-ISMed), C.V. Gennaro Carola (President of the Officers' Club), C.V. Andrea Di Raimondo (President of Club Limes Naples), Fiorella Liotto (CNR-ISMed), Maria Paradiso (Department of Environmental and Cultural Heritage, Club Limes Naples). Andrea Di Raimondo (President of Club Limes Napoli), Francesco Gallo (Club Limes Napoli), Fiorella Liotto (CNR-ISMed), Maria Paradiso (Department of Environmental and Cultural Heritage, State University of Milan), Settimio Stallone (DISP-Department of Political Science, University of Naples Federico II)

How to join

The event, which will be held in presence applying anti-covid19 security measures, is open to the public subject to seating availability and registration by September 26, 2021 at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure maximum security, upon entering the venue you will be required to present your green pass and wear a mask.

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