TAIWAN

Could China Conquer Taiwan?

Jan 11th 2021

Xi has thrown down the gauntlet and stated that Taiwan will return to the Peoples Republic of China by 2049, whether Taiwan wants it or not. So now a countdown timer has started, and Taiwan scrambles to prepare for what Beijing may throw at it. Should they build a large navy? Should they try and push the Chinese back into sea fighting on the beaches? Should the Taiwanese retreat to the jungles and fight a bloody insurgency from there? We ask our expert panel what strategy Taiwan is likely to take, and whether or not it is likely to be effective against the entire PLA.  This weeks panel

Eric Gomez

(CATO Institute)

Sheena Chestnut Greitens

(University of Texas) Robert D Kaplan (Geopolitics Author)