Are relations between China and the USA too deep to be affected by the go to of a high US politician to Taiwan?
China introduced plans to flex its muscular tissues close to Taiwan in response to a go to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the USA Home of Representatives, made to the island.
For China, Taiwan is a breakaway province that have to be “reunited” with the mainland. For Taiwanese leaders, it’s a sovereign nation that desires to take care of its establishment.
The US coverage is known as “strategic ambiguity” – supporting Taiwan’s autonomy for now whereas being cautious to not anger China.
Worldwide relations knowledgeable Stephen Walt tells Steve Clemons that the pursuits of Beijing and Washington are too interdependent for both energy to threat escalation.