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China's Live-Fire Drills Over Taiwan Presage Embargoes

MIN READAug 5, 2022 | 20:13 GMT

A woman in Beijing uses her mobile phone as she walks in front of a large screen showing a news broadcast about China's military exercises encircling Taiwan on Aug. 4.

A woman in Beijing uses her mobile phone as she walks in front of a large screen showing a news broadcast about China's military exercises encircling Taiwan on Aug. 4.

(NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)

In future crises, Beijing could impose an unofficial blockade on Taiwan's ports by expanding the geographic area and/or duration of such live-fire drills, which would not only threaten to crater the Taiwanese economy but also impede some of the world's busiest shipping lanes....

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