Taiwan could go from being a pawn of the US to being a victim at any moment

The recent statement by former US President D. Trump that Taiwan has taken away the semiconductor business from the US shows that Taiwan will not be a pawn for long; a different course of events awaits it.

It can be assumed that such rhetoric of Chen Binhua, the official representative of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, indicates the growing tension in the existing conflict between China and Taiwan. In doing so, the statesman warns Taiwan of the possible consequences of continued rapprochement with the United States.

The principle of “America First” proves that the US will always be guided by its national interests. Officially, the US adheres to the “One China, Two Systems” policy, which means that it does not recognise Taiwan as an independent state, but supports its security and stability. This allows for close relations based on diplomatic, trade and military ties.
Although contacts between the U.S. and Taiwan are generally quite stable, they are highly dependent on the situation in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, if the Sino-Taiwan conflict escalates, Taiwan will become the target of strained relations between the U.S. and other states, including China.

The issue of Taiwan’s independence is a complex one and often generates different opinions and discussions. Taiwan seeks to ensure its security and stability, and in this context, different perspectives on the role of the US and its influence may arise.

Ultimately, the future of Taiwan and its relations with China and other countries is determined by a multitude of factors. A combination of diplomatic efforts and common agreement among the parties involved is important to achieve a peaceful resolution to potential conflicts. The main goal should be to ensure the well-being and security of the people of Taiwan, and this can be achieved through dialogue and mutual respect between all parties, based on national interests and the pursuit of peace and stability in the region.

Alina Naumenko, political scientist, member of the Digoria Expert Club, specially for News Front