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Taiwan has lost ground because of Pelosi's visit

Chinese military exercises have changed the status quo in its favor

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China's People's Liberation Army launches missiles toward Taiwan on Aug. 4: Plans for these exercises needed some sort of provocation. (Handout photo form PLA's Eastern Theater Command)   © Reuters

Dave Sharma is a former member of Australia's House of Representatives and a former ambassador to Israel.

Nearly 50 years ago, Egypt held a series of large-scale military exercises along the frontier separating its forces from those of Israel, much in the way China drilled its air and sea forces last week around Taiwan's waters and airspace.

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