Taiwan makes most of the world's sophisticated microchips and China - which lags behind in terms of semiconductor technology - needs this critical economic resource. But badly enough to engage in armed conflict?
Some say the actions of the United States, recently the Biden administration, over Taiwan are pushing China into a corner. Would Xi Jinping - who warned at the US-China summit in November against "playing with fire" - think a war worth the cost?
As more Taiwanese grow up feeling dissociated from the mainland, is time running out for China's hope of a "peaceful reunification"? China's military aircraft routinely encroach on Taiwan's air buffer zone, but this year the number of incidents has shot up - nearly 150 jets in October alone. If there is war, would the US come to Taiwan’s aid?
0:00 China's semiconductor envy = Japan in 1941 01:01 War is "absolutely possible" 01:18 Why cost is too high 01:52 China turns up pressure 02:37 Taiwanese identity 03:21 US actions provoke 04:28 Military might of China
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