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2020 Theme: Forging a Resilient Future Together

The 2020 Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress is organized by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF). The Yushan Forum serves as a platform for Asian regional dialogue and features the achievements of governmental and non-governmental cooperation between Taiwan and its neighboring partner countries. Based on the unique experiences and common visions of Taiwan for regional prosperity, and as illustrated by its 2020 theme, the Forum aims to foster social connectivity for Asia’s next generation based on innovation and progress, alongside promoting multifaceted regional linkages and strengthening partnerships.

Entering into its 4th year, this year’s Yushan Forum will explore the theme of ‘Forging a Resilient Future Together.’ Living in the year of the global pandemic, we specifically emphasize the importance of building a more resilient global society. Under the impact of the coronavirus, the conference will be held in a combination of both virtual and offline manners. Besides the opening ceremony and keynote speech, there are also a dialogue on the flagship programs of the New Southbound Policy, a session on civil society capacity and partnership, and a roundtable dialogue. 

Located in Taiwan, Yushan—also known as “Mount Jade” or “Tongku Saveq” in the language of the local indigenous Bunun people—is the highest summit in East Asia. It’s also a symbol of Taiwanese aspirations for excellence and warm friendship towards people from neighboring nations.


Tainwan-Asia Exchange Foundation

Founded in 2018, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) is the first policy-oriented think tank in Taiwan with a focus on Southeast Asian and South Asian affairs. In the spirit of the New Southbound Policy (NSP), the goal of the TAEF is to promote comprehensive ties between Taiwan and the 10 ASEAN countries, 6 South Asian states, as well as Australia and New Zealand through cooperation and exchanges in three major fields – including think tanks, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and young leaders – to consolidate a sense of regional community in Asia and establish long-term cooperative partnerships.


Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (TASC)
National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF)
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
The Prospect Foundation
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, National Chengchi University (CSEAS)
Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID)
Office of Trade Negotiations, Executive Yuan (OTN)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Ministry of Education (MOE)
Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)
Ministry of Culture (MOC)
Ministry of Labor (MOL)
Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (COA)