China Is Keeping Its Options Open on Pressuring Taiwan

China Is Keeping Its Options Open on Pressuring Taiwan
Hostesses refill tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct. 9, 2021 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

In the aftermath of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week, much of the commentary in the U.S. has been on the visit’s impact on U.S.-China relations. Unfortunately, the reactions within Taiwan and China have attracted less attention, as they are revealing of domestic factors driving decision-making on both sides of the strait.

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