Why aren’t Beijing’s ambitions in the region obvious to Washington?
The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy.
While much of the world was focused on the recent climate summit in Scotland, China had its eye on a very different environmental issue. For the fifth year in a row, China, with Russian assistance, used an international forum to prevent the establishment of new marine protected areas along the coast of Antarctica. Beijing is increasingly interested in the southern continent, and for all the wrong reasons.
To change Beijing’s calculus, arm Taipei with missiles and turn the island into a ‘porcupine.’
Could the Communist Party be more clear that it does not keep its word?