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Could China Draw the US into a War Over Taiwan?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 13, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 19:26

Taiwan is an island about 100 miles off the coast of China. It’s democratically run and considers itself an independent nation. But China sees Taiwan as its territory and recently made a big show of its ability to take Taiwan by military force. No shots have been fired yet, but there’s growing concern that China might attack Taiwan – and draw the US into a war. Eric Hyer is an expert on Chinese history and politics – he’s a professor at Brigham Young University and author of “The Pragmatic Dragon: China’s Grand Strategy and Boundary Settlements.” (Military News Agency via AP)