Will China declare war on an independent Taiwan?

China bloggers are involved in a spirited debate over the potential for war in the Taiwan Straits. Will China go to war if Taiwan declares independence? Daniel McCarthy at Living in China says no. Joseph Bosco says yes.

For another perspective on this very important topic, one may want to read a recent analysis written by Professor Zhu Feng, the director of the International Security Program at the School of International Relations at Peking University; and Drew Thompson, a researcher at the Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.


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