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Professor Zhu Feng, executive director of the China Centre for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University; Professor Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society; and Professor Wang Jiangyu, director of the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, City University of Hong Kong, took part in the panel discussion “US-China Cooperation in an Age of Strategic Competition” at the Asia Future Summit organised by SPH Media held in October 2023. In a wide-ranging discussion spanning various aspects of US-China relations and the prospect of war breaking out over the Taiwan Strait, ThinkChina editor Chow Yian Ping asks: how did we get here? What are the chances of cooperation, and where are they? The following is an edited transcript of the panel discussion and QnA.