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EDITORIAL: Surface maneuvering from all sides

Xi making noise in the Taiwan Strait would be a welcome diversion for Putin, since the Strait has been repeatedly listed as a key flash point for potential geopolitical conflict.

All this great power posturing and maneuvering could leave Taiwan suffering either from collateral damage, such as Taiwanese manufacturers being hit by higher US tariffs on goods made in China, and Beijing stepping up its efforts to entice this nation’s diplomatic allies and restrict it from the international stage, or by being as seen little more than a bargaining chip.

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