A Dangerous Game Over Taiwan | The New Yorker

A Dangerous Game Over Taiwan

For decades, China has coveted its island neighbor. Is Xi Jinping ready to seize it?

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/11/21/a-dangerous-game-over-taiwan

Wu, the foreign minister, told me that Tsai was trying to strike a balance between deterring the People’s Republic and exhausting the Taiwanese people by warning them too often. To some Taiwanese, though, her handling of the missile tests amounted to wishful thinking. “When something like this happens and there’s no response, the government looks like it doesn’t know what it’s doing,” Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang, a former Taiwanese foreign-service officer in the U.S., told me. “The attitude is ‘Don’t look up.’ ”