‘The Taiwan card’: island’s growing strategic value is testing Beijing’s diplomacy tactics

by Shi Jiangtao at scmp.com While mainland China ramps up efforts to squeeze and isolate Taiwan ahead of a high-stakes presidential election this weekend, the self-ruled island has gained increased international prominence amid heightened cross-strait tensions and the US-China superpower rivalry. Many countries in Asia, Europe and beyond have stepped up their rhetoric, voicing concerns on the worsening situation […]