On March 30, 2021, Global China Hub nonresident senior fellow John K. Culver was interviewed by Ryan Hass for the Brookings Institution, “Understanding Beijing’s motives regarding Taiwan, America’s role”.

When discussing how the United States can most effectively signal support and reassurance to Taiwan, Culver said “Washington’s actions to enhance Taiwan’s freedom from Chinese coercion should be driven by substance, not symbolism. If the United States previously erred on the side of “pleasing China” by treating Taipei in ways that Taipei found insulting, it should resist the strong temptation to take actions primarily to antagonize and insult Beijing.”

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