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Kristy Tsun-Tzu Hsu

Director, Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

Kristy Hsu is Director of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center , Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Her areas of research interests include Southeast Asian study, regional economic integration, international trade policy and economic/trade law, trade and development issues and gender issues. She advices on Taiwanese government’s Asian, in particular Southeast Asian and Indian policy, including the New Southbound Policy, and on other trade related policy areas. She also leads the Joint Feasibility Study of FTA with a number of Asian countries. She currently serves as Adjunct Research Fellow to the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, Senior Advisor to the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Advisory Member to the Trade and Development Committee of ROC National Confederation of Industries, International Affairs Committee of ROC Chamber of Commerce, adviser to the Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam, adviser to the Association of Foreign Relations, and adviser to the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce’s, or CNAIC’s monthly publication CNAIC Magazine, and Standing Supervisor to Taiwan Women Film/Video Association.

Kristy obtained her LL.M from the School of Law, Soochow University, Taiwan, and B.A. in Department of Foreign Literature and Languages of National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She was the Executive Secretary and associate research fellow at the Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) from 1998 ~ 2003; journalist of the Commercial Times in Taiwan from 1989 ~ 1997, and Correspondent in Tokyo for the newspaper in 1990.