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Chokepoints in the Indo-Pacific Region: Taiwan

May 23, 2022 | 20:05 GMT

The Taipei 101 tower on Jan. 7, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Taipei 101 tower on Jan. 7, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwan is a cornerstone political and security issue for China, while Washington sees the island as a critical supplier of advanced semiconductors, a bastion of democracy in the Pacific, and a barrier to China's eastward expansion of maritime power....