PELOSI’S TRIP TO TAIWAN Raising US-China Tensions, impacting the Indo-Pacific region

PM Taiwan

Extend tension to the East Asia and Indo-Pacific region 

Unfortunately, rather than bringing about a peaceful resolution, the US intervention raised tensions between the two states, which heightened the prospect of open conflict in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific area. 

Although China is still able to prevent it from happening right now, open confrontation possibility exists. Pelosi disregarded Beijing’s warnings, and China started to demonstrate its military might as a deterrent. The Chinese Ministry of Defense has missile tests planned for the East Taiwan Sea and is prepared to carry out military activities. On the other side, according to a Xinhua News article, Taiwan has also made preparations for an assault from China by building air attack shelters and holding military drills close to the island. US critics have also condemned China’s military drills. 

East Asia is very competitive and has a high potential for open war. Given that the territories of the physically adjacent East Asian nations face security challenges as a result of political ideology differences and disputes/sovereignty concerns. The history of the Cold War has influenced the rivalry between those East Asian regions, which is still characterized by mistrust. 

East Asian countries continue to attempt to improve their military defense capabilities and start an arms race in the area due to the high conflict potential. East Asian countries frequently tend to view a balance of power concept when analyzing regional dynamics, where the development of a prospective dominating power tends to render the system structure unstable. Other nations in the system are forced to do a power balancing act as a result. 

Additionally, Russia, a powerhouse outside of the East Asia area, is an ally of China and North Korea due to their shared ideologies. China and North Korea have strong ties and share the same philosophy. On the other hand, the US has allies in Japan and South Korea, making China, North Korea, and Russia wary of the US and vice versa. 

The rivalry between those two polar causes the region’s dynamics to continue to be colored by tension. Not only in East Asia but also in the huge Indo-Pacific, considering that East Asia countries have an important role in international dynamics. 

After Pelosi’s visit, China began conducting military drills, making the whole world nervous. Her visit to Taiwan has damaged international relations and added tensions in the Indo-Pacific and East Asia region. Beijing is expected to invade Taipei, according to speculation drawn from the war simulations that NBC News and CNAS ran at their Washington office in April. China will as a result demolish a lot of things, including US bases in Japan and Guam. The Indo-Pacific area will then be plunged into war as a result of US allies acting against Beijing. 

According to Pelosi, her visit should be viewed as a show of America’s commitment to its democratic partners, particularly to defending itself and a free Taiwan. What strategic aims, however, can this visit achieve? Beijing has already imposed economic sanctions on Taiwan. Furthermore, the Chinese government announced major military drills in the region. 

We should probably not ignore the potential of using nuclear weapons in a battle as they are the deadliest and will have a terrible impact on human life. not just militarily, but also financially. China-Taiwan conflict will cause economic bottlenecks, especially for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), which produces 90 percent of the chips used in digital gadgets and weaponry worldwide.