This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Saba Sattar.
China seeks to reduce Taiwanese readiness to respond to an attack and delay the recognition of an actual invasion.
As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated the hundredth anniversary of its founding this past summer, Beijing has accelerated its frequency of incursions and hardened its rhetoric over the “unshakable commitment” to unify with Taiwan.
In the days following President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Chinese sorties made a “large incursion” over the span of forty-eight hours. In April, Beijing made what was then perceived as the largest incursion into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).