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US-China: Could There Be War Over Taiwan?

US-China: Could There Be War Over Taiwan?

By CNA Insider
December 7th, 2021

It’s one of the most daunting questions of the 21st century: Will there be war over Taiwan?

Tensions in the Taiwan Strait are at their worst in 40 years. October 2021 saw a record number of Chinese military jets fly into Taiwan’s air buffer zone. Things between Beijing and Taipei have been acrimonious. Washington’s strained relations with China make matters even more fraught.

Will China’s President Xi Jinping use force to settle the Taiwan issue once and for all? And if he does, will the US come to Taiwan’s defence, as President Biden seems to have promised? Is Taiwan under Tsai Ing-Wen prepared for war? We hear from political analysts, military experts and more.

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