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Most Experts Agree: China Isn’t About to Invade Taiwan

Most Experts Agree: China Isn’t About to Invade Taiwan

By Alexis von Sydow
A new report from the Swedish National China Centre finds that forecasts consistently rate the risk of armed conflict in the Taiwan strait as low.

A Month After Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Tensions Continue to Simmer

A Month After Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Tensions Continue to Simmer

By Brian Hioe
From sending balloons over Taiwan to forcing a scheduled sports competition to relocate, China has been upping the pressure.
Security in the Taiwan Strait Remains Uncertain After Lai’s Election

Security in the Taiwan Strait Remains Uncertain After Lai’s Election

By Rex Li
The relative peace in the Taiwan Strait is likely to continue in the next few months and possibly years, but that peace will be punctuated by tensions and crises.

China Won’t Invade Taiwan – For Now

China Won’t Invade Taiwan – For Now

By Philip Hou
China is turning inwards, the U.S. is building deterrence, and Taiwan is committed to maintaining the status quo – all these factors will help keep the peace.

Taiwan: The Paradox of Preserving the Status Quo

Taiwan: The Paradox of Preserving the Status Quo

By Wu Jieh-min
Divergent interpretations of the status quo can coexist during peacetime. But with tensions rising, it's getting tricky to keep the balance.

China Flies 103 Military Planes Toward Taiwan

China Flies 103 Military Planes Toward Taiwan

By Associated Press
40 of the planes crossed the symbolic median line between mainland China and Taiwan.

Alongside Military Threats, China Promotes Economic ‘Integration’ With Taiwan

Alongside Military Threats, China Promotes Economic ‘Integration’ With Taiwan

By Simina Mistreanu and Huizhong Wu
Beijing unveiled a plan for a “integrated development demonstration zone” in Fujian, the Chinese province closest to Taiwan, even as it steps up military activities in the Taiwan Strait.
Since the Pelosi Visit, China Has Created a New Normal in the Taiwan Strait

Since the Pelosi Visit, China Has Created a New Normal in the Taiwan Strait

By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
Starting with the military exercises of August 2022, there have been notable – and apparently permanent – changes in Beijing's aerial incursions into Taiwan’s ADIZ.

US Policy on Myanmar and Taiwan: Shifting Strategies to Counter China’s Influence

US Policy on Myanmar and Taiwan: Shifting Strategies to Counter China’s Influence

By Zaw Tuseng
Washington needs to recognize that the situation in both places is part of a single, interconnected struggle to contain Chinese influence.

Is Beijing ‘Internationalizing’ Cross-Strait Trade?

Is Beijing ‘Internationalizing’ Cross-Strait Trade?

By Zhiqun Zhu
China is following WTO procedures to investigate Taiwan’s trade practices. That is unprecedented. 

Tsai’s US ‘Stopovers’ and Ma’s Mainland Visit

Tsai’s US ‘Stopovers’ and Ma’s Mainland Visit

By Brian Hioe
The recent travels of Taiwan’s president and her predecessor reflect wariness of Beijing's response, and the delicate diplomatic dance across the Taiwan Strait.
As Taiwan’s Tsai Begins Overseas Tour, China Threatens to Retaliate if She Meets US House Speaker

As Taiwan’s Tsai Begins Overseas Tour, China Threatens to Retaliate if She Meets US House Speaker

By Associated Press
Taiwan’s president will visit Guatemala and Belize – with stopovers in New York and Los Angeles on her way to and from Central America.

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