Cross-strait relations have evolved in part as a function of domestic political and social trends. Panelists examined how the Taiwan issue fits into policy goals and priorities. Discussants included Chih-Chieh Chou of National Chung Kung University, Chung-min Tsai of the National Chengchi University, David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Fan Li of the World and China Institute, and Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution. David M. Lampton of Johns Hopkins University SAIS moderated.