- Several China-Taiwan experts and analysts are saying that Xi Jinping’s military remains a threat to the island nation, despite all the warnings from Taiwan’s allies of a possible counterattack on China.

The Pentagon’s report published in 2021 (Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China) revealed that the People’s Liberation Army intends to execute a “blockade of sea and air traffic” and disrupt imports from Taiwan. In addition, a coordinated air artillery strike and seizure of the country’s outer islands would ensure a victory for the PLA. However, according to the Pentagon, this would only be possible if Taiwan’s allies decided not to intervene.