Is China preparing to invade Taiwan? The time may be opportune, but the overall situation is not

Author
Jyrki Kallio
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Speculation is rife that China could take advantage of the potential confusion during the US presidential election and invade Taiwan. Although China has never relinquished the military option for resolving the Taiwan issue, there are sound reasons to downplay the risk of a military confrontation at the present time.
Topic
War, Military Strategy, Elections, Conflict
Political Geography
United States, China, Taiwan, Asia, North America