Cross-Strait Dynamics in the COVID-19 Era:
Searching for Continuity Despite Greater "Social Distancing"
The NCAFP continued its Track II videoconferences in April with a discussion among participants from the US, the PRC and Taiwan. In advance of Tsai Ing-wen's second inaugural ceremony and amid the acute stresses and geopolitical drama of the international pandemic response, the NCAFP's Forum on Asia-Pacific Security convened prominent scholars and former officials from all three sides to assess the opportunities and challenges in cross-Strait relations over the next few months. The conversation covered the following questions:
- What are the expectations of each side for Tsai Ing-wen’s May 20 speech?
- What are the major risks for cross-Strait relations in the short term?
- What policies should be recommended to address these risks?
For a summary of the key ideas and recommendations, please click here to read the report.