Washington does not play the Taiwan card to get an upper hand with Beijing, as China and some pundits claim. It plays its own cards. It just so happens that Taiwan holds them too. Illustration: Craig Stephens

How an increasingly assertive China is pushing Taiwan closer to the US

Michal Thim says Beijing’s tough rhetoric on Taiwan is not helping its unification goal and, in fact, provides justification for the sale of American arms for Taiwan’s defence

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Washington does not play the Taiwan card to get an upper hand with Beijing, as China and some pundits claim. It plays its own cards. It just so happens that Taiwan holds them too. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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