Halvor Eifring (UiO)
Like most other countries in the world, Norway adheres to the one-China policy, according to which Taiwan is part of China. So how long can the miracle last? Some pundits have predicted that 2020 is the year Xi Jinping will retake Taiwan. Professor Eifring will look at the historical background for the current situation, as well as the impact of recent events: the Hong Kong protests and the national security law, the spread of the corona virus, and the re-election of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen last January.
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is professor of Chinese at the University of Oslo, where he teaches courses in Chinese language, literature and culture. He studied Chinese in Taiwan in the 1980s and founded Acem Taiwan School of Meditation in his spare time. He has visited Taiwan every year since, including research stays at several universities.
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