Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan. Beijing is not taking it lying low. There has been a cyber attack on Taiwan’s presidential office. China is also making military operations around Taiwan, consider it as a bigger move. There are Chinese troops moving across a beach with tanks. Taiwan is preparing for war. It is preparing for air raid shelters to protect its citizens.
Now, why is this visit such a big deal for China? Because they see Taiwan as part of their country and they see this visit as a violation of their sovereignty and territorial integrity. What about the US? Officially the US endorses the One-China policy, meaning Taiwan is a part of China. But in action, they’re backing Taiwan’s push for independence.
What will the US do if China’s military strikes?
It will sell more weapons for sure. Every conflict anywhere in the world benefits US defense company but will Washington follow through on its promise to protect Taiwan? It says it will. But its record does not inspire confidence.