Yushan Forum

Entering into its fifth year, the 2021 Yushan Forum will explore the prospect of "Resetting Priorities of Progress with Resilience." As the resilience of the international community is constantly put to a test by greater challenges, the Yushan Forum will bring together the best and the brightest minds and dedicate themselves to the search for a people-centered development model to end disparity and achieve inclusive growth. This year's Yushan Forum will feature remarks and speeches by global leaders and government representatives, a session on the achievements of New Southbound flagship programs, a session on civil society capacity, and a roundtable dialogue on pressing issues. In addition to the Forum itself, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation will also demonstrate the public-private partnerships in the New Southbound Policy through a series of co-organized events.

Conference Report

The two-year epidemic has severely impacted the well-being of the international community. At this critical moment, when the New Southbound Policy is entering its fifth year, the 2021 Yushan Forum, centered on “Resetting Priorities of Progress with Resilience,” was attended by leaders from New Southbound countries, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, France, South Korea, and 10 other nations to jointly plan for the post-pandemic era.

The forum demonstrated the fruitful results and determination of Taiwan's New Southbound Policy in continuing to cultivate regional partnerships and cooperation. Two sessions were held titled "Promoting cooperation in the new reality,” "Rebuilding Wellbeing, Reinforcing Resilience", as well as a roundtable dialogue. This report provides an overview of the forum and highlights all notable talks.




H.E. Tsai Ing-wen

Republic of China (Taiwan)

H.E. Lai Ching-te

Vice President
Republic of China (Taiwan)

The Hon. Tony Abbott AC

Former Prime Minister

The Hon. Keiji FURUYA

Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council A member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature)

Mr. Keith Krach

Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

The Hon. John Chen-Chung Deng

Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan
R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu

Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
R.O.C. (Taiwan)


Press ReleasesVIEW ALL

At the Yushan Forum, the Vice- President calls on Asian countries to jointly defend democracy and peace

On the 8th, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation joined hands with government ministries and non-governmental organizations to host the fifth annual Yushan Forum, focusing on the next stage of development in Asia. Vice President Lai Ching-te ...

Leaders from U.S., Japan, Australia and 10 other nations gathered at 2021 Yushan Forum to jointly plan for the post pandemic era

The two-year epidemic has severely impacted the well-being of the international community. In order to demonstrate the fruitful results and determination of the New Southbound Policy in continuing to cultivate regional partnerships, the Taiwan Asia ...

New Southbound Policy: The Role of the Yushan Forum

Engaging South, Southeast Asian countries, Australia, and New Zealand as a part of Taiwan’s foreign policy has been an important element of President Tsai Ing-Wen’s(蔡英文)agenda, the signs of which were evident even before she assumed ...

Co-organized EventsVIEW ALL

Book Press Release: "From Taiwan to Asia: Taiwan NGOs' International Assistance under COVID-19 Crisis"

Taiwan’s non-government organizations (NGOs) have not only concentrated on domestic issues but also actively participated in international development work, long providing services in Asia. Since the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world in 2020, ...

Book Press Release: The Image of Taiwan and Taiwanese Businesses in Thailand

Press Release: The Image of Taiwan and Taiwanese Businesses in Thailand Since 2019, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) has been conducting research on the image of Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses in countries with the largest volume of ...

International Showcase of Visual/ Virtual Ethnographies: An Online Workshop of Short Ethnographic Films from West Kalimantan, Sarawak and Taiwan

OVERVIEW Conceived by the end of the year 2020, the idea of organizing this international ethnographic film workshop was initiated by the Center of Austronesian Culture, NTTU. AT that time, as we were waiting for the subsiding of corona virus ...

PublicationsVIEW ALL


【TAEF Research Series 004】Connecting Taiwan's New Southbound Policy with U.S. Foreign Policy Initiatives in Asia