The People’s Republic of China has begun a new round of aggression around Taiwan, stating their navy will conduct searches of ships in the strait. The move is seen as highly provocative, and Taiwan’s Coast Guard sent notices to any vessel to contact them if harassed by the PLA.

Beijing’s new round of aggression follows their geopolitical dispute over the sovereignty of Taiwan amid Taipei’s growing relations with the United States. Mirroring Xi Jinping’s determination to unite the Republic, even if it comes to force, shows the need to prepare for all scenarios.

Xi Jinping and the One China Policy

Xi Jinping, the Communist Party Chairman, is determined to thrust China to the forefront of geopolitics. He would have to upend the United States through a more comprehensive and pragmatic foreign policy or confrontation to do this.