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U.S. and China need to rethink Taiwan risk management

Beijing's response to Pelosi's visit is an overreaction

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke for the first time in four months on July 28, with Taiwan dominating the conversation.   © AP

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan Tuesday night, marking the highest-level visit by an American official in 25 years.

China's response was to announce a "targeted military operation" in the island's north, southwest and southeast. The People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct long-range, live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait.

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