Why Dragon wants to engulf Taiwan
Will the world suffer another war like Russia-Ukraine? After all, why is Taiwan so important to the world? If China attacks Taiwan, what will be its effect worldwide? Let’s understand it. Although Taiwan is a small island group, but in many cases large countries like America are also dependent on it. China claims its authority over Taiwan, which is spread over a distance of about 36 thousand kilometers. It repeatedly tries to capture, because Taiwan is very important in many ways.
Taiwan is located at the junction of the South China Sea and the East China Sea. In such a situation, it is considered very important in terms of security in the Indo-Pacific region. China is dominant in this area and has been asserting its authority over all the surrounding small islands and countries. China has also been trying to build artificial islands in the Indo-Pacific region. Taiwan and other small islands and countries have been opposing it.
Even though China is much bigger in terms of population and power, strategically, these small countries and islands have surrounded it. This is beneficial for the US, China’s main adversary. If Taiwan is annexed by China, then China’s dominance in the Indo-Pacific region will increase. Even US military bases in Guam and Hawaii will not be safe. What is more, the trade route of all western countries including America also passes through Taiwan. In such a situation, if it goes under the control of China, then all the western countries including America will be in trouble.
Taiwan’s economy is very strong. If we look at the figures for the year 2021, Taiwan produced goods and services worth $ 786 billion. The chips for the electronic components used in daily use are made in Taiwan only. Meaning whether it is your mobile or smartphone and laptop or car, all these electronic devices use chip made in Taiwan. Taiwan alone accounts for two-thirds of the world’s chip market.