The Global Society of Cross-Taiwan Strait Studies (The Global Society) was established in Washington, DC on March 20, 2021. It is under the tutelage of the Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists (The Global Forum). The Global Society is not only the only non-governmental research organization composed of scholars mainly from the United States and two sides of the Taiwan Strait, it also takes advantage of expertise of member scholars around the world to conduct more in-depth observation and analysis of issues related to cross-Taiwan Strait relations from multiple dimensions and multiple angles. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Global Society focuses its research on cross-Taiwan Strait issues, with policy impact reaching different parts of the world.
All 30-some scholars from 10 different countries and regions who participated in the inauguration ceremony and research symposium in March 20, 2021 are founding members of the Global Society. Most members of the Global Society are from the United States, Mainland China, and Taiwan, with other members from Japan, South Korea, Great Britain, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, etc.
两岸研究会倡导以开放的心态, 客观、务实地研究两岸问题。 本会有以下三个宗旨：
The Global Society advocates research on cross-Taiwan Strait issues objectively, pragmatically, and open-mindedly. The Global Society has the following three core principles:
1) Conduct research and provide policy consultation
2) Strengthen exchanges and share academic information
3) Assemble various viewpoints and promote peace across the Taiwan Strait
The Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists provides guidance and assistance for the Global Society’s activities. The leadership team and key members of the Global Forum and the Global Society are the same. After several rounds of discussions and consultations, the Global Forum’s global coordinators and several regional coordinators completed the preparatory work and worldwide coordination for the establishment of the Global Society of Cross-Taiwan Strait Studies. At the initial stage of the Global Society, global coordinators Zhao Quansheng (American University) and Chu Yun-han (National Taiwan University) and mainland China regional coordinator Jia Qingguo (Beijing University) are responsible for the overall planning, and North America coordinator and relevant program coordinators (conferences, online, new media, communications, etc.) are responsible for performing routine duties and organizing events. Other regional coordinators (Japan and Korea, Russia and Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macao, and Southern China) will assist in coordination and activities when needed.
The Global Society will periodically host academic and policy symposiums and other events, such as organizing panels at the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual conferences, publishing articles in Chinese and other languages in Global China and other journals, and organizing research trips to conduct exchanges and dialogue in Taiwan and Mainland China.