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David Lampton
Opinion

Opinion

David Lampton

US’ Taipei Act is a needless provocation aimed at China, even if unintended

  • The Act’s unanimous passage in Congress and a study of its provisions make clear the legislation is largely symbolic. But will Beijing see it as such?
  • The people of Taiwan need to ask themselves: if Beijing reacts muscularly to the US move, what is the US actually prepared to do?

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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