Epoch Times reported on May 15 that Noah Barkin, senior editor of the American consulting firm Rhodium Group wrote that Europe had turned China into China), suggesting Taiwan as an essential item on the agenda.
The US and Britain held their first high-level, closed-door discussions on minimizing the chances of China invading Taiwan and contingency plans for conflict.
The South China Morning Post reported that the Biden administration had begun a study to understand how economic tools (sanctions) will affect Beijing in the future.
Asked whether the United States would retaliate if China attacked Taiwan, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen replied that you should not doubt their use of economic tools in other situations.
Noah Barkin writes that one EU diplomat told him that they all want to raise the cost to China if it were to invade Taiwan.