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Japan and the European Chips Act

Japan is investing heavily to become a major producer of high-end electronic components, while the EU is looking to secure resilient supply chains. This might be the perfect opportunity for the EU and Japan to strengthen their ties and form a closer bond, truly realizing their respective and joint potential.

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Elections in Taiwan: What’s at Stake for the European Union?

On 13 January 2024, the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secured the island’s presidency with 40% of the vote, simultaneously losing its majority in the concurrent elections for the Legislative Yuan, its parliament. The historic election, coming at the end point of a bitterly contested 3-way race between the DPP, its historical rival Kuomintang (KMT), and the novel Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), was marked by political polarisation, the proliferation of fake news, and Chinese attempts to influence the election towards the relatively China-friendly KMT. While the world worries about escalation in the Taiwan strait, a crucial gateway for commerce for both China and the European Union (EU), the reactions to the DPP’s win suggest that the next 4 years of DPP governance may herald few seismic changes in Taiwan’s relationship with China, the United States, and the EU.

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Yoon’s Domestic Policy and Post-Pandemic Recovery

The Republic of Korea is facing its next legislative election in April 2024. Due to its delicate political situation, the country stands at a crossroads where every ballot cast holds the power to redefine its trajectory on the world stage, as well as domestically.

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EIAS NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2024

Now that we have entered 2024 after the holidays and winter break, we would like to wish you all the very best for the New Year. As this year is a special one for EIAS, celebrating its 35th anniversary, we look forward to a year of festivities and wonderful activities on EU-Asia Affairs. Enjoy the read of this January’s edition of our EIAS Newsletter, we look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events and activities, and even as a new EIAS Member.  

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EIAS Membership – Become a Member

Join the EIAS Community and become a Member under our newly launched EIAS Membership Programme. EIAS membership gives you access to our professional expertise and high-level networking opportunities, including members-only events, as well as privileged access not only to our in-house expertise but also to our network of EU and Asian experts, institutions, organisations and high-ranking officials from Asia and the EU. EIAS produces a wide range of publications, in-depth analyses, research papers and policy briefs, of which a wide variety are only accessible to our members. EIAS experts are also available for consultation on the latest EU-Asia policy developments. 

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Navigating the Green Transition: The EU and Vietnam’s Partnership for a Decarbonised Future

In the aftermath of COP28 in Dubai, the début of Vietnam’s Resource Mobilisation Plan (RMP) by its Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính signifies a notable milestone in advancing the implementation of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). The timing of the launch also highlights the progress made one year after the collaborative agreement was formed between Vietnam and the International Partners Group (IPG), co-led by the EU and the UK, during the December 2022 EU-ASEAN summit in Brussels.

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