Fan Gaoyue, Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 08, 2019
Trump’s Taiwan policy endangers peace and stability between the Taiwan Strait and risks causing catastrophe in China-US relations. Tsai Ing-wen should not mistake Trump’s policy as US support for Taiwanese independence and should see it as it is: a way to hedge against the mainland.
Cecilia Joy-Pérez, Research Associate at the American Enterprise Institute
Oct 04, 2018
After promoting its rigid family planning regime for decades, the Chinese government now faces the economic consequences of the one-child policy.
Jan 15, 2018
Early this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills related to Taiwan, drawing a strong denouncement from Beijing.
Jan 12, 2018
China has urged the United States to refrain from having any official contact with Taiwan, thus harming China-US ties, after the US House of Representatives passed a bill encouraging visits between US and Taiwan officials.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Aug 02, 2017
The worsening relations between the mainland and Taiwan place the United States in an awkward and potentially dangerous position. Washington should retain the right to sell weapons to Taipei so the Taiwanese can deter an attack from the mainland, or if deterrence fails, have a decent chance of repelling such an attack. Conversely, the United States must make it clear to the Taiwanese leadership that, fond as we might be of democratic Taiwan, America will not risk war with China to protect the island and preserve its de facto independence.
Tao Wenzhao, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 28, 2017
While issues in bilateral economic relations and trade are negotiable, the one-China policy is not. The Trump administration should carefully sum up the lessons of previous administrations on the Taiwan question and minimize its impact on overall China-US relations so that steady progress can be made, especially in economic relations and trade, which bring tangible benefits to both sides.
Zhu Songling, Professor, Beijing Union University
Jun 12, 2017
If the DPP continues to create obstacles for cross-straits relations out of its selfish partisan interests, there is ample reason for us to feel concerned about the state of mainland-Taiwan relations in the next three years.
Wang Wenfeng, Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 31, 2017
As an experienced businessman, Trump may not use words as thoughtfully as a typical politician, which sometimes is his strength rather than weakness. Words can be used as a tool in negotiations in different ways. The real question will be: How steadfast is his word when making deals?
J. Berkshire Miller, International Affairs Fellow (Hitachi), Council on Foreign Relations (Tokyo)
Mar 17, 2017
The swarm approach – by hitting Beijing on multiple issues in at once in a flurry – seems to be calculated upon Trump’s own business approach. This projects that Trump’s “leverage” over Beijing would compel painful concessions from China on core issues because of its fear over Washington’s scorn and threats.