China could pay a high price for raids around the island of Taiwan in response to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last August. At the White House, consultations are underway to implement preventive retaliation against Beijing to avert a Chinese invasion of the island.
According to what Reuters reported citing anonymous sources, Washington is working on a package of sanctions to target the Asian giant and thus dissuade it from an invasion of Taiwan. The measure, which Washington would like to carry out, raises several questions on the effectiveness and also on the applicability of sanctions to the second economic and commercial power in the world: China, in fact, plays a crucial role in the global supply chain. Reuters is unable to provide details on what specific sanctions are under consideration at the White House, however some analysts believe that the Chinese military may end up in the crosshairs of punitive measures.
The United States is not alone in considering sanctions on China to dissuade it from invading the former island of Formosa. Taipei itself is committed to pushing Brussels to consider similar measures. At the moment, however, the European Union seems to be moving with caution due to constant pressure from Beijing also exerted on the director of the European Union Intelligence and Situation Center, Jose Casimiro Morgado, who according to Politico would have canceled his visit to Taiwan scheduled for October. .
Among the events aimed at putting China in the corner, an initiative by the de facto ambassador of Taiwan in Washington stands out. Hsiao Bi-khim yesterday met dozens of international deputies in favor of imposing sanctions on China in response to military pressure suffered by the island. Parliamentarians, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) committed to tackling human rights violations in China, should sign a formal commitment, in order to urge their respective governments to implement a “stronger deterrence against coercive actions. military or other nature “practiced by China against Taiwan..
About 60 parliamentarians from various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the meeting organized in Twin Oaks – the Washington residence which until 1979 hosted Taiwanese ambassadors in the USA. Aware of the economic and diplomatic pressure exerted by Beijing, the IPAC members also pledged to urge the deputies of their respective country to take a stand against China’s attempts to hinder the development of relations with Taiwan, and for an intensification of parliamentary diplomacy. with the island.CopyAMP code