Grandview Institution held an online dialogue between China and the U.S. on the topic of "Taiwan Strait Crisis" on Oct 20th, 2022.
Jeff Bader and Richard Bush, both as Senior Fellow Emeritus in the John L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, Paul Gewirtz, Director at Paul Tsai China Center, Admiral Mike McDevitt (ret.), Senior Fellow at Center for Naval Analysis and Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School, Maria Sands from State Department China Desk, ZHANG Tuosheng, Director of Academic Committee of Grandview Institution, YAO Yunzhu, former director of China-US Defense Relations Research Center at Academy of Military Sciences, WANG Jisi, Director of Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, ZHENG Jian, Contract Research Fellow at Research Center for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and DUN Shixin, Counselor of Chinese Embassy in the US attended this meeting.
American experts believe that the United States does not want to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait. The current question is how the United States should convince China of this, and China should also find a way to convince the United States that China does not want reunification by force.
Chinese experts believe that there is serious "strategic mutual suspicion" between China and the United States on the Taiwan question. Taiwan has become a "strategic asset" of the United States and a huge obstacle to the China-US relations.
Both Chinese and American experts believe that the two sides should try their best to avoid conflicts in the Taiwan Strait. The establishment of relevant crisis management mechanisms is particularly important for the current and future China-US relations. Based on this, China and the United States should resume contacts at the government and military levels as soon as possible, as well as strengthen various forms of exchanges and interactions between Chinese and American think tanks.