In this episode of #ChinaEDGE Live with Lizzi Lee, Zack Cooper, co-director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund, explains to Lizzi (@wstv_lizzi) the significance of the military exercises China launched over the weekend following US House Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.

Cooper argues that China is more likely to instigate confrontation with Taiwan when Xi Jinping feels he is “backed into the corner”. Cooper believes the real crisis period is within the next two years, as elections in US and Taiwan will make the fraught cross-strait relations even more difficult to manage.


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