China’s Saber-Rattling Won’t Make Taiwan Shift Course

China’s Saber-Rattling Won’t Make Taiwan Shift Course
A customer and a staff member watch a news report on the recent tensions between China and Taiwan, at a beauty salon in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2022 (AP photo by Chiang Ying-ying).

In contrast to the reactions of some Western observers, Taiwan has remained remarkably unruffled by China’s reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s visit. From Taiwan’s point of view, China’s military display certainly represents a high-water mark in its pressure campaign, but part of a long pattern of behavior by Beijing.

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