First Taiwan, then the U.S.? Why Americans should care about the island’s freedom
The Washington Times 05.15.2022 1 min read
Will Americans be embroiled in another war? With the Russian war on Ukraine, many experts are now predicting Taiwan is doomed to fall to the Chinese Communist Party.
But it’s not that simple.
Bradley Thayer, Founding Member of the Committee on Present Danger: China told me, “Taiwan is in some respects a linchpin, economic linchpin, militarily it is a linchpin, and in the ideological struggle against the Chinese regime, it is as well.”
Let’s look at those three areas.
On the economic front, Taiwan produces nearly 90% of the world’s high-end semiconductors, also known as microchips.