A woman looks at a Chinese People’s Liberation Army aircraft flying over Pingtan island, one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan, on August 5. Photo: Reuters
A woman looks at a Chinese People’s Liberation Army aircraft flying over Pingtan island, one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan, on August 5. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip highlights need to reset global thinking

  • The US House speaker’s visit to Taiwan left many wondering what had been gained, with China’s neighbours resigned to Beijing indulging in a protracted sulk
  • Instead of viewing US-China conflict as a clash of civilisations, it might be more useful to be attuned to philosophers of harmony and compassion

A woman looks at a Chinese People’s Liberation Army aircraft flying over Pingtan island, one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan, on August 5. Photo: Reuters
A woman looks at a Chinese People’s Liberation Army aircraft flying over Pingtan island, one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan, on August 5. Photo: Reuters
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