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September 08, 2022

Taiwan Officials Call on Beijing to Ease Regional Military, Economic Tensions

Featuring Jacob Stokes

Source: USNI News

Journalist John Grady

Taiwan’s minister of mainland affairs on Wednesday called on the People’s Republic of China to to ease tensions in the region to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait. Tai-Sun Chiu told Beijing to stop flaunting its military power and tightening its economic grip on Taipei, said in a prepared video to the Center for New American Security.

Jacob Stokes, during the panel discussion, said the most likely scenario in Taiwan Strait for the immediate future is a “controlled rise in pressure” on Beijing’s part, since it has established “a new normal” in what China is willing to do and get away with since the Pelosi visit. China’s increased number of aircraft intrusions and maritime probes are increasing the wear and tear on Taiwan’s defense forces.

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security affa...