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Can China Conquer Taiwan?

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02/04/2022Ryan McMakenTho BishopZachary Yost

Ryan and Tho discuss Taiwan policy with Zachary Yost, author of a new paper on the prospects of a Mainland Chinese takeover of Taiwan. China faces some very large obstacles, but so does the United States.

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