Why Is China Freaking Out Over A US Visitor To Taiwan?

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Why Is China Freaking Out Over A US Visitor To Taiwan?

This week, US Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, the highest ranked US official to visit the disputed island in decades. This move was considered a provocative one by the Chinese Government.

China has since responded to her arrival by flying military planes on the Taiwan Strait border and has informed the region they will be test firing missiles and conducting military operations in the region.

In this episode of The Quicky, we speak to The Director of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy at the Lowy Institute, Natasha Kassam about the possible implications this visit may produce and whether we're at risk of pushing us into war.

 

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Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to:

Natasha Kassam - The Director of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy at the Lowy Institute

      Producer: Claire Murphy

      Executive Producer: Kally Borg

      Audio Producer: Thom Lion

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