August 04, 2022

China's Taiwan war games threaten more global supply chain disruption

Source: AFP

Journalist: AFP Staff

The extent to which China will escalate its response to the Pelosi visit -- flexing its military muscle, cyber attacks and economic sanctions -- remains to be seen.

Given its military advances, "China very likely has the ability to enforce an air and maritime blockade against Taiwan," said Thomas Shugart, an expert at U.S. think tank the Center for a New American Security.

"Whether China will choose to attempt such a blockade... is largely a matter of how much political and economic risk the Chinese Communist Party's leaders are willing to incur."

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  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Thomas Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime com...