Zhu Songling, Professor, Beijing Union University
Feb 01, 2023
Consultations with island authorities on trade shows American double-dealing. The visit undermined core Chinese interests and had a negative effect. It will do harm but no good in China-U.S. relations and will only undermine U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Beijing visit.
Yi Fan, a Beijing-based political commentator
Jan 31, 2023
To glimpse how China is perceived in the West, a good place to start would be the titles of bestsellers. In 2015, the No. 1 bestseller in the United States was The Hundred-year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower. In 2017, there was Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? And this year, a trending one is Red-handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win.
Zhong Yin, Research Professor, Research Institute of Global Chinese and Area Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University
Jan 19, 2023
The United States, sees strategic parallels between the situations in Ukraine and Taiwan. It thinks lessons learned from Ukraine may serve as a model for dealing with China on Taiwan. But the differences are significant. To “Ukrainize” Taiwan is to provoke war rather than foster peace.
Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies, Fudan University
Jan 12, 2023
The United States lacks the strength and influence to simultaneously contain both China and Russia. As with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, its policies will place it in strategic overdraft and lead to more strategic errors.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 11, 2023
The thought of full-blown war with China has become mainstream in the aftermath of Russia’s Ukraine invasion. A potent mix of simmering animosity and economic concerns have created a heated climate that both sides need to take a step back from before the U.S. or China falls victim to the intoxicating pull of escalation.
Leonardo Dinic, Advisor to the CroAsia Institute
Dec 14, 2022
This year’s G20 summit was haunted by the war in Ukraine, changing the complexion of nearly all interactions at the meeting. A sober assessment of the situation between Taiwan and China leaves much room for speculation about how an escalated conflict there might affect the world’s powers at large.
Li Huan, Deputy Director at CICIR's Institute of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, and Distinguished Research Fellow, Xiamen University
Dec 14, 2022
The KMT’s victories in November, while largely centered on local issues, can work to the benefit cross-Strait ties. Taiwan needs more political leaders with a greater sense of responsibility for the nation, a sense of historic mission and courage for change.
Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Dec 04, 2022
Could the United States and China go to war over Taiwan? China regards the island 90 miles (145 kilometers) off its coast as a renegade province, and President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the recent 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Though Xi said he prefers reunification by peaceful means, his objective was clear, and he did not rule out the use of force. Meanwhile, in Taiwan, the share of the population identifying as solely Taiwanese continues to exceed the share that identifies as both Chinese and Taiwanese.
Sajjad Ashraf, Former Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
Nov 09, 2022
The rapid decline in understanding between China and the U.S. has sparked concerns over the peaceful transition from one dominant power to the other.
Li Tian, Commentator on current affairs
Oct 27, 2022
Foreigners have hyped the possibility that Beijing will resort to reunification by force. This creates a dilemma: China must either accept the prospect of secession or the destructive consequences of force. Escaping this trap will require joint efforts by Chinese people on both sides of the strait.