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Aug 2, 2022

Taiwan is a major flashpoint amid escalating tensions in U.S.-China relations. Ryan Hass, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains U.S. policy on Taiwan and China’s forceful reactions to perceived changes in the status quo.

0:48 — One China Principle vs Policy

3:11 — What is strategic ambiguity?

6:05 — Pelosi's Taiwan visit—why does China care so much?

10:32 — Future of U.S.-China relations

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