March 4, 2014

Taiwan and China: A Ticking Clock

Joseph Bosco, The National Interest

The Associated Press

There is no chance the Taiwan populace will decide to return to living under a dictatorship, whether Communist or anti-Communist. And Beijing will not moderate its intentions toward Taiwan as long as it believes the benefits will exceed the costs and risks. It is up to Washington to change that calculus by stating a policy of strategic clarity and coherence toward Taiwan and China.

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