Last month, China conducted large-scale sea and air military drills around Taiwan in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. This was shortly followed by another congressional delegation traveling to Taiwan and the officials signaling support and commitment to Taiwan to deter China. As increased military activities near Taiwan become the norm, maintaining stability across the Taiwan Strait is ever more challenging.
To understand various goals and perspectives and the path forward for cross-Strait stability, the George H. W. Bush Foundation convened a private discussion among U.S., Chinese and Taiwanese experts and scholars to delve into the current challenges and sentiments. The September 20 discussion is part of the Foundation’s ongoing effort to facilitate communication and understanding between all sides and to look beyond the headlines on important evolving issues.