Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE
Liam Gibson
Opinion

Opinion

Liam Gibson

Covid-19 surge will test Taiwan’s resilience to pressure from Beijing

  • The coronavirus outbreak, coupled with power outages and water shortages, has turned Taipei’s attention inward, making it increasingly vulnerable to Chinese military activity

Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shoppers check almost empty shelves as they rush to buy grocery essentials in a supermarket in Taipei on May 17. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Liam Gibson

Liam Gibson

Liam Gibson is a Taipei-based freelance geopolitical analyst, who mainly focuses on Indo-Pacific affairs. He also produces podcasts for think tanks and is the founder of Policy People, an online platform for think tank experts.