This ChinaPower series closely examines developments surrounding the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis.
Tracking China’s April 2023 Military Exercises around Taiwan
After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States and held an in-person meeting with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, China held major military exercises around Taiwan. This page tracks key Chinese activities.
Putting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s 2023 U.S. Transit in Context
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States in late March and early April of 2023. This ChinaPower feature contextualizes Tsai’s transit and Chinese responses by breaking down the facts surrounding past transits and analyzing China’s past behavior.
Cross-Strait Ties and the US: A Conversation with Richard Bush
In this episode, Dr. Richard Bush joins us to discuss the evolving relationship among mainland China, Taiwan, and the US. Dr. Bush explains the drive behind Beijing’s increased diplomatic, economic, and military pressure on Taiwan under President Tsai Ing-wen, and analyzes the US role in the present cross-Strait relationship. He also assesses the trajectory of this trilateral relationship, including the impact of the “Trump factor” and the possibility of war across the Taiwan Strait.
U.S.-China Relations in Trump’s First Year: A Conversation with Chen Dingding
In this episode, Professor Chen Dingding offers his prognosis of U.S.-China relations under the first years of Trump’s administration from the Chinese perspective.
Surveying the Experts: China’s Approach to Taiwan
The Taiwan Strait is a major flashpoint that threatens to undermine regional and global stability. Yet crucial questions remain about China’s approach to Taiwan, including its strategy, timeline, and willingness to use force. To shed light on these issues, ChinaPower polled dozens of leading experts. Explore the results in this feature.