Chinese and U.S. aircraft carriers are patrolling near the Taiwan Strait. Taipei is running military drills and increasing emergency defense spending. And America’s top diplomat is upping the ante, starkly warning Beijing not to invade.
“It would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change the existing status quo by force,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared Sunday.
It is fair to say that all eyes in the world are on the island of Taiwan this spring as Communist China takes an increasingly aggressive posture to a neighbor it has long wanted to annex and reunify with.
There’s so much tension, in fact, that some world leaders are walking on egg shells. …