tw9Leo Lin and Dean Karalekas
(Leo Lin is a RIEAS senior analyst; Dean Karalekas is a research fellow at the Centre of Austronesian Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 10 August 2022

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The recent visit to Taiwan by US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has garnered significant media attention, the tenor of which has varied widely between strong praise to the Speaker for supporting a fellow democracy with shared values, and disapprobation for upsetting Taiwan’s powerful neighbor, the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To register their displeasure with the Speaker’s visit, as well as a show of strength for domestic audiences within China, the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ordered a series of live-fire missile drills around the island nation and placed a number of economic sanctions on Taiwan. ...Read more

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