China is on a mission to seal its destiny by taking Taiwan by force, China expert Orville Schell writes in this sobering analysis, and he notes that the United States and the world must awaken to this harsh reality. For its part, Taiwan needs a strong military and a citizens’ militia to stand up to the threat. The United States and Taiwan must achieve a delicate balance, as President Xi Jinping appears ready to wrest back control of Taiwan, even if such action risks imperiling China.
About the Author
Orville Schell is the director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society, and a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley.