Could There Be A U.S.- China War Over Taiwan?

Making the news recently is the threat of a U.S.- China war.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, has argued that such a war would be very costly.

“China knows that any sort of military intervention in Taiwan would be very costly,” he said in a press report.

“The reason why they haven’t done it already, years ago, is because they believe that the costs of military intervention in Taiwan were heavier than the benefits of doing it,” he added.

He further noted, “We have to ensure that that equation remains that way.”

“The day the benefit of going into Taiwan outweighs the cost – the risk of them doing it is very high,” the senior senator said.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made clear it intends to seek “complete reunification” of Taiwan with mainland China.

Beijing’s relationship with Taipei has been strained since the Republic of China relocated to the western Pacific Island in 1949 amid conflict with the CCP.

While Taiwan identifies as a sovereign nation, the CCP, the United Nations, and the U.S. recognize Taiwan as a part of China under the “one-China” policy.

Any attempt by Taiwan to go it alone would invoke the wrath of China.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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