Why are there fears China and Taiwan could go to war?
Guardian, 14 Oct 2021
A surge of Chinese aerial sorties over the sea separating its mainland and Taiwan has served as a reminder that the strait has the potential to be one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
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A record of 149 reported sorties in four days by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have left the de-facto independent island on high alert as they warned China could be capable of invading by 2025.
As global leaders keep a close eye on worsening relations in the region, Guardian correspondent Helen Davidson explains why and how tensions could escalate into war
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