Taiwan Nuclear Seminar
11 January 2018
Academic and Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University
15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
2:30-4:00 p.m. – Room 1312, 13/F, Faculty of Social Sciences
Building A Nuclear-Free Homeland: The Controversies over Phasing Out Nuclear Power in Taiwan
Dr. Chung-min Tsai
Associate Professor of Political Science
Chengchi University, Taiwan
After the construction of the fourth nuclear power plant (FNPP) has been suspended in 2015, the Taiwanese government has written the ‘Nuclear Free Taiwan 2025” policy into the Electricity Act (Article 95) in January 2017. How has the Taiwanese government made it? What was the interaction between the state, industry, and society? How has the consensus on nuclear free Taiwan been formed? Can this goal be achieved as scheduled? By answering these questions, this talk will describe the ongoing dynamics among various actors and give an overview of the development and controversies of nuclear power policy in Taiwan under three presidents.
About Dr. Chung-min Tsai
Chung-min Tsai is an associate professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, R.O.C. He also serves as the secretary-general of the Taiwanese Political Science Association and executive editor of Taiwanese Political Science Review. He obtained his doctoral degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010. His academic interests include comparative politics, political economy, China studies with a focus on state regulation and state-owned enterprises reform. He has published articles in the China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Taiwanese Political Science Review, Issues and Studies, and edited volumes.
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