Formosa - beautiful island - Taiwan - if the CCP wanted to persuade it back into the mainland fold then perhaps it should not have treated Hong Kong as it did. Maybe they need lessons in how to make friends and influence people? Or maybe they don't actually want to learn. It's all very much at odds with the much-vaunted long-term strategy of Chinese patience in pursuit of its global objectives.
Whatever, the "Biden administration" which was expected in some quarters to throw Taiwan under the CCP bus has apparently stiffened its sinews and adopted a joint resolution with Japan calling for “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”, thus aligning itself with one of China's foremost competitors. Bearing in mind their alleged enormous investment in subverting the US election process in order to install their puppet in the White House, the CCP are probably not pleased.
Frankly, it makes you wonder just who is running the US foreign policy, given that "sleepy Joe" seemingly can't even get up a flight of stairs without falling over.
Be all that as it may, the AIER explores the ins and outs of the CCP-Taiwan stand-off, and what it may mean for the future of the world.
At least war would likely put an abrupt end to this Covid nonsense . . . .