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Analysts: Chinese blockade of Taiwan would not benefit China

August 12, 2022 at 10:51 AM
A full Chinese military blockade of Taiwan would be difficult to impose and is likely counter to Beijing’s economic interests, analysts said this week after China began aggressive military exercises in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taipei last week -- exercises these analysts say could compel the U.S. and Taiwan to deepen cooperation, including on trade. Beijing condemned Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan and responded with a series of aggressive military exercises that some sources suggest were...

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