China Seems Ready for a Fight Over Taiwan

For decades China-watchers have debated what form a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) offensive against Taiwan might take. An onslaught seems to be coming. Saying no to a cross-strait union is not an option Chinese Communist Party (CCP) supremo Xi Jinping means to grant the islanders. Beijing wrote its threat to use force into law back in 2005. Xi regularly reminds everyone that the party’s patience is finite. It seems the only question is timing.  Nor, however, is Xi likely to cow Taipei officialdom or … Continue reading China Seems Ready for a Fight Over Taiwan