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According to journalists, the US and China will increase the intensity of rivalry, and Taiwan will be between them. Beijing will start with sanctions and cyberattacks against the island.
Taiwan is facing a severe crisis and aggravation of relations with China after the departure of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This is stated in the editorial of the American newspaper The Washington Post.
The United States and China will increase the pace and intensity of rivalry, and Taiwan in this fight will be “right in the middle,” writes columnist Josh Rogin.
In the near future, the Chinese authorities and military command will avoid direct confrontation. Beijing will focus first on sanctions against the Taiwanese economy. Expect increased cyberattacks and an information blockade of the island, the article says.
Some U.S. officials believe there is a contingent in the Chinese leadership seeking to use Pelosi's trip as an excuse to change the status quo on the ground between China and Taiwan, writes Rogin.
“China has a very wide range of tools to harm Taiwan. If China sees an adversary's mistake, it often intervenes aggressively to take advantage It's probably something to look forward to in the future,” a US administration official told the newspaper.
On the bright side, Beijing's overreaction to Pelosi's visit will lead to less dependence on China for both Taiwan and and other countries.
“Beijing's use of economic coercion and military aggression will only intensify over time. International efforts to support Taiwan militarily, economically, and diplomatically should intensify,” the author of the article concluded.
< p>Pelosi met with Prez on August 3 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was awarded the “Order of Auspicious Clouds” medal for the development of relations between the two countries.