INVITATION (in presence)
Taiwan, the anti-China
Thursday 28 October 2021, 7.00 p.m.
Officers' Club of the Navy
Naples, via Cesario Console 3/bis
"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.
Journalist, scientific advisor and coordinator America of Limes
expert of America and Middle East
Editorial advisor of Limes, analyst, scholar of geopolitics
of China and the Indo-Pacific. Editor of the Imperial Bulletin
Full Professor of Political and Economic Geography
Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Naples Federico II
Circolo Ufficiale Marina Militare Naples
CNR-ISMed (Institute of Studies on the Mediterranean of the National Council of the Researches)
Limes Club Naples
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
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)
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