Why China Wants to Crush Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week has ignited tensions around the island, but why does China want to crush Taiwan? Cindy Yu, host of the Chinese Whispers podcast, joins Alex Andreou to explain the status of Taiwan, why Pelosi’s visit has angered Beijing, and how the situation could develop in the months ahead.

“If Taiwan declared independence they would incur the wrath of Beijing.”

“The national security law has made a peaceful reunification with Taiwan almost impossible.”

“If the West doesn’t want to get into a decoupling situation with China, it needs to be strong on Russia.”

“Xi has made it part of his legacy to reunite China with Taiwan.”


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Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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