It seems China could seize Taiwan without force, after all. Just by blockading the island and cutting off its vulnerable Internet infrastructure. But will it really be that easy?

Communication Blackout

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently uploaded a video discussing how China could potentially target Taiwan’s fourteen submarine cables if the brewing tension turns fiery hot.

In August, Beijing conducted extensive military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan, where some of the critical Internet infrastructures were submerged. Although the superpower nation didn’t mention targeting these highly valuable cables, its increasing military activities around the area could put these connections at risk.

“If the complication was not able to function very well during the war time, that will become a disaster,” said Kenny Huang, CEO of Taiwan Network Information Center, in an interview with WSJ.