Taiwan - At the Core of Europe

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The interview in which Macron spoke about Taiwan touches on crucial European issues. Does European sovereignty come at the expense of others?

The interview of French President Emmanuel Macron still has a lot of responses. Our discussion is not just about Emmanuel Macron's interview in Les Echos. What blew the story up? Why is European sovereignty needed? Should European sovereignty just copy others and go with national interests? Why is the discussion on Taiwan linked with the very reason for the state of the EU?

We do not aim to discuss from national perspectives but want to see where is the common interest of EU citizens. Moderated discussion among citizens of the EU, and consistently only short contributions.

Invited experts:

  • Sandy Hsueh, Association Formose en France (Paris);
  • Wilhelmina Huang, European Federation of Taiwanese Associations (Vienna);
  • Pey-Fen Fuh, World Federation of Taiwanese Associations (Frankfurt)
  • & others (TBD)

Born in Taiwan, Sandy Hsueh earned her BA in the UK in 1998 and her Master's degree in commercial negotiations in France in 2004. Parisian by adoption, she works in the IT industry as an EMEA sales manager, which requires frequent travel throughout European countries. Living away from her homeland allowed her Taiwanese identity to awaken, motivating her to take an active role in promoting French-Taiwanese public diplomacy. In 2020, she became the president of the Taiwanese Association in France (Association Formose en France).

Wilhelmina Huang was born in Vienna Austria and grew up in Taiwan. She is currently based in Austria and is a tax advisor by profession. She is currently the president of the Taiwanese Association in Austria (Vereinigung der Taiwanesen in Österreich) and of the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations (EFTA). She advocates Taiwanese sovereignty and organizes several events and meetings in Austria to promote Taiwan‘s spirit.

Pey-Fen Fuh was born in Tainan, Taiwan and studied law in both Taiwan and Germany. Currently, she is a practising lawyer in Germany. From 2015 to 2019, she served as the president of the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations and is currently the president of the World Federation of Taiwanese Associations. 2019 she attended the Taiwan-related hearings at German Parliament and advocated for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Taiwan.

The event is organized by EUD Frankfurt and European Federation of Taiwanese Associations shared by Union of European Federalists.


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