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China expected to ramp up pressure on Taipei and Washington after Taiwan’s election

China expected to ramp up pressure on Taipei and Washington after Taiwan’s election

By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Axios

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China is likely to increase its coercive measures towards Taiwan in an attempt to push both Taipei and Washington to adopt more accommodating positions towards Beijing after the island elected ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s William Lai president on Saturday, analysts say.

Why it matters: Growing military and economic pressure on Taiwan could fracture the delicate balance in the tense U.S.-China relationship, sending relations between the two superpowers spiraling and risking stability in the region.

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