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How Far Does China Want To Take Crisis?

At a glance

  • After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Beijing is mostly following its usual playbook, experts say, with measures such as summoning the U.S. ambassador and announcing the suspension of some trade with Taiwan.
  • “This does not read as a new or escalated threat beyond what they have done in the past or what we might have expected,” Nachman said Wednesday via a messaging app. “That is not to make light of a serious threat, but it is a threat within the realm of what we might have expected.”
  • But the question is how far will China take its response?

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