China Has Nothing to Gain From Invading Taiwan

China Has Nothing to Gain From Invading Taiwan
A Taiwanese navy frigate fires an anti-air missile as part of Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang exercises off the island’s eastern coast near the city of Yilan, Taiwan, July 26, 2022 (AP photo by Huizhong Wu).

In the aftermath of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China engaged in a military show of force that raised fears Beijing could be preparing to take control of Taiwan by force, if not immediately, then in the near future. Such concerns are not off base, but fears of an imminent invasion of Taiwan are likely overblown.

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