China set to begin effective Taiwan blockade hours after Nancy Pelosi concludes visit - South China Morning Post


Frans-Paul van der Putten, a senior research fellow and coordinator of the China centre at the Clingendael Institute, a Dutch think tank, said the Pelosi visit had benefited China to some extent as it signals to allies of the US that its behaviour is unpredictable.

"Moreover, the visit also shows that the US does not involve its allies in its decision-making on Taiwan, even though it counts on their support in case of a US-China crisis over Taiwan. This weakens the Biden administration's attempts at building a broad international coalition to address China's emergence as a geopolitical rival," he said. 

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