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Opinion

Why China is intensifying its military flights against Taiwan

Main goal is to convince Taipei to quit defending itself

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A Chinese bomber flies near the Taiwan air defense identification zone in September 2020: China seeks to establish a new normal for Taiwan. (Handout photo from Taiwan Ministry of National Defense)   © AP

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corp. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

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