US-China Tensions Over Taiwan Update (Aug 29, 2022) – US Warships in Taiwan Strait – The New Atlas

After a series of provocative meetings between US officials and Taiwan’s administration in violation of US bilateral agreements with Beijing over the One China policy, the US has now transited warships through the Taiwan Strait.

Throughout this series of provocations China has steadily expanded military operations around Taiwan, tightening control over the air and water around the island territory.

The US appears unable to recognize the limits of its power and influence and prepared fully to trigger another catastrophic conflict just as it has with Russia over Ukraine.

References:

BBC – US Taiwan: Congress team follows Pelosi with second high-level visit in a month: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-6…

US State Department – U.S. Relations With Taiwan: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-w…

NPR – China announces new drills around Taiwan as a U.S. delegation visits the island: https://www.npr.org/2022/08/15/111748…

BBC – US ‘must contest’ Chinese missiles over Taiwan, says admiral: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-6…

CNN – ‘New normal’ across the Taiwan Strait as China threat looms ever closer: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/19/ch…

VOA – US Warships Carrying Out Taiwan Strait Passage, First Since Pelosi Visit: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-warships…

New York Times – How China Could Choke Taiwan: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2…

Atlas of Economic Complexity (Harvard University) – Taiwan 2020: https://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore…

 

 

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