What the US-Instigated Crisis in Taiwan Means for Europe

Salman Rafi Sheikh In response to Nancy Pelosi’s stubborn – and provocative – visit to Taiwan, China has initiated military drills in the Taiwan Strait. This military drill amounts to a naval blockade of not only Taiwan but prolonged drills, with live shooting in the sea, could ultimately create a crisis that will, very much…

China’s Growing Military Might

Brian Berletic What many in the West at first dismissed as a tantrum thrown by Beijing over the unauthorized visit of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan appears instead to be a carefully thought-out strategy designed to incrementally reassert Chinese sovereignty over the island territory. Beijing’s ability to do this is underwritten…

China Gives America a Taste of its Own Geopolitics

Brian Berletic Under the US’ own one China policy, Washington recognizes there is only one China, that Taiwan is a part of China, and that there is only one government of China, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing. Despite this, the US undermines Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan by treating the island as a…

China’s Taiwan Military Option – How and Why?

Recent US-Chinese tensions centered on Taiwan has raised the prospect of a military confrontation. Let’s try to answer the following questions: How and why would China launch military operations in regards to Taiwan? What sort of capabilities does the Chinese military possess? References + Time Stamps: @00:00 Intro: How the US is Trying to Prevent…

How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei

Pepe Escobar Washington’s hard power display of taking out Al-Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri will not be reciprocated by Beijing over Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan. It does however, definitively bury the decades-long era of cooperative US-Chinese relations. This is the way the “Global War on Terror” (GWOT) ends, over and over again: not with a bang, but a…

Taiwan: Washington Plays with Dragon’s Fire

Brian Berletic Tensions continued to build between the United States and China with the recent trip of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan against Beijing’s warnings. The unfolding row is depicted with immense ambiguity by the Western media in what is otherwise a clear-cut case of America violating China’s sovereignty. US publication…

Statement by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

On 2 August, in disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region. This is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués. It has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations,…

Xi Jinping and Biden Conversation and the Law of Chips and Science

Yoselina Guevara López This Thursday, July 28, Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, held a telephone conversation for more than two hours, in one of the most tense moments between China and the United States due to the security situation around the Taiwan Strait, the alleged plan of the Speaker of the U.S. House of…

“Partnership in Blue Pacific” to Turn Pacific Islands into Anti-China War Zone

Brian Berletic In Washington’s ongoing efforts to confront and contain China’s rise on the global stage, it has announced yet another bloc, the “Partnership in Blue Pacific.” The Financial Times in a recent article titled, “US and allies launch initiative to help Pacific Island nations,” would claim, regarding the stated objective of the new bloc, that: The…