The U.S. should deter — not provoke — Beijing over Taiwan. Here’s how.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, met over the weekend in Munich against the backdrop of growing concern that war between the United States and China could be coming, writes Jessica Chen Weiss, the Michael J. Zak professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, in an opinion in The Washington Post.

“Given the enormous costs and uncertain trajectory of such a conflict, everyone must lower the temperature — even if they foresee decades of U.S.-China competition ahead,” Chen Weiss writes in the piece. “More symbolic shows of resolve and support for Taiwan, including high-profile visits by members of Congress, will not fundamentally change the calculus.”

Read the story in The Washington Post.

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