Washington's Taiwan dilemma - worries spike over China's coercive moves: Asian Insider Ep 68

  • 21 Apr 2021

Asian Insider Ep 68: Washington's Taiwan dilemma - worries spike over China's coercive moves  18:09 mins Synopsis: Every Friday, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. While tensions are up over China's moves against Taiwan, fears of an imminent invasion are alarmist, as analyst Bonnie Glaser tells host Nirmal. Glaser is transitioning to become director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. They discuss the following points:  Economic pressure on Taiwan could harm China itself (4:11) Confidence eroding that Taiwan will reunify with ‘motherland’ (5:58) US faces great challenges in coming to defence of Taiwan (8:39) Is the risk of conflict between China and Taiwan somewhat exaggerated? (11:08) China’s move to block CSIS website was ‘wrong move’ (14:46) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg) & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Muhammad Firmann Subscribe to Asian Insider Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Discover Asian Insider Videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX Read Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.