Study: China Would Have 'Unacceptable' Leverage over U.S. If It Takes over Taiwan

Study: China Would Have ‘Unacceptable’ Leverage over U.S. If It Takes over Taiwan


A recent study by the conservative think-tank Heritage Foundation warns a Chinese government takeover of the democratic nation of Taiwan would have huge economic and security consequences for America.

“If war were to break out over Taiwan, it would probably almost definitely result in a global economic depression,” author of the study Heritage Foundation Asian Studies Center research fellow Michael Cunningham, said at an event unveiling the study on Thursday.

Taiwan is the leading producer of the world’s semiconductors and 92 percent of the world’s most advanced chips, and if China were to takeover Taiwan, it would control the global supply of semiconductors and lead to “unacceptable” leverage over the United States, the study said.

“Essentially, if something were to happen, an emergency in the Taiwan Strait, a

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