The view from Taiwan: 'We've had this for 70 years'

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
From The Center
World, Taiwan, China

So far the rising tensions between China and Taiwan - a fallout of US politician Nancy Pelosi's brief but controversial visit to Taipei - are playing out exactly as predicted.

First, China declared six exclusion zones around Taiwan, a self-ruled island it sees as a breakaway province.

Then within two hours of those zones coming into effect, Beijing fired at least two Dong Feng ballistic missiles across the straits into the zones off the north Taiwan coast.

This closely follows the pattern of what China did back in 1996, the...

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