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Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province, is the most tense issue between Beijing and the U.S. Taiwan argues it is on the frontline of democracy against Chinese authoritarianism and is increasingly facing military harassment. Nick Schifrin speaks to Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s foreign minister, about the issue, and the role the U.S. can play in mediating conflict in the region.

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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst China always thinking long term and the big picture. But, sometimes, dominos fall. It seems Taiwan, a democratic space, is feeling the authoritarian China push and even the fear of a conflict. Will continental China risk a global war to conquer Taiwan? Can we afford Taiwan, a key territory for the digital era to be conquered by China? Democracy and Authoritarian regimes, dangerous times ahead as never has happened before.