China’s quest to rule Taiwan has already begun with a campaign of “gray-zone” warfare. Here is how military strategists believe the struggle might play out.
[4.7K words; 27 mins.]
If paywalled: https://archive.md/39luC
(some optional resources for further reading into the topic)
- China has debated attacking Taiwan-controlled islands, Taiwan official says: https://www.reuters.com/.../china-has-debated-attacking.../
- China-Taiwan tensions are raising fears of a conflict. In Taipei, however, people don't seem worried: https://www.cnn.com/.../taiwan-china-taipei.../index.html
- Editorial from a Chinese tabloid: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202111/1238291.shtml
- A podcast on the issue from the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/.../could-china-ever-invade...
Visualization by: Maryanne Murray
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