A People’s Liberation Army soldier looks on during military exercises in and over waters around Taiwan on August 5. A Taiwan frigate is seen in the background. Photo: Xinhua via AP
A People’s Liberation Army soldier looks on during military exercises in and over waters around Taiwan on August 5. A Taiwan frigate is seen in the background. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Yun Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Yun Sun

Major crisis averted in the Taiwan Strait – this time. But what happens next?

  • Time will tell what the real impact is of Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, which has earned her points at home but also allowed Beijing to ramp up military exercises near the island
  • Importantly, Beijing’s show of force sets a precedent to counterbalance Taiwan’s pursuit of foreign support and will be repeated in the years to come

A People’s Liberation Army soldier looks on during military exercises in and over waters around Taiwan on August 5. A Taiwan frigate is seen in the background. Photo: Xinhua via AP
A People’s Liberation Army soldier looks on during military exercises in and over waters around Taiwan on August 5. A Taiwan frigate is seen in the background. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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