The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy hosted a panel discussion titled “US-China Relations Amid War in Ukraine” on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has shaken relations between global powers beyond Europe. The United States and China have been trading accusations since the beginning of the war. Washington has threatened Beijing with sanctions should the latter decide to aid Russia. China, on the other hand, has noticed intensifying US official interactions with Taiwan with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to visit the island. It has seen these activities as a provocation and has warned that the US should not compare the conflict in Ukraine with the situation between the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan. What is the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on US-China relations? What lessons are each country drawing from the conflict? Will their competition become more hostile? Or will Washington and Beijing maintain cool heads in managing their relationship in the coming years?
- Wang Huiyao: Founder & President, Center for China & Globalization
- Michael Swaine: Director, East Asia Program, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
- Elizabeth Wishnick: Senior Research Scientist, China & Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division, CNA
- Robert Ross: Center Associate, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Professor, Boston College
- Wenran Jiang: Board Advisor, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy