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The situation in the South China Sea: European and American warships announced their entry into the Indo-Pacific waters. Why does Taiwan become the core of regional military activities-BBC News

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The military situation in the waters surrounding the Indo-Pacific, including the South China Sea, continues to arouse international attention. After U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Europe in March, NATO countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany immediately announced their dispatch or declarations to implement the “Freedom of Navigation” operation in the South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific region.

For example, the United Kingdom and Germany have recently announced that they will send aircraft carrier strike groups and frigates to Asia for deployment, and that they will traverse the South China Sea on the way back. This will be the first time since 2002. Chinese state media and online public opinion therefore called these actions the “New Eight-Power Allied Forces” and criticized these “foreign forces” for relying on the United States to disrupt peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

All walks of life have also begun to analyze the situation of Taiwan, which is in the geographic center of the Indo-Pacific region.

The cover story of the British “Economist” magazine this month directly stated that Taiwan is “the most dangerous place in the world.” The article said that in the context of the US-China confrontation, the potential war crisis in Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait is actually a global crisis, including whether high-end semiconductor resources will be burned in the war. Therefore, Taiwan is at the center of Indo-Pacific geographic and political conflict. How to face the competition and mediation of various countries, and at the same time resist pressure from China, has once again become a topic.

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