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What if China invades Taiwan? U.S. response and economic consequences



Taiwanese independence is geopolitically unsustainable, and it’s not a matter of if China will take action towards unification, but when, according to a panel of experts on the Asia-Pacific region.

Harold Kempfer, former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer and CEO of Global Risk Intelligence & Planning Inc. joined Matt Gertken, VP of Geopolitical Strategy of BCA Research, in a discussion with Michelle Makori, editor-in-chief of Kitco News, to talk about the likelihood of a Chinese incursion on Taiwan and possible U.S. response.

Follow Michelle Makori on Twitter: @MichelleMakori (https://twitter.com/MichelleMakori)

0:00 – Provocation of war
3:50 – Taiwan-China relations
5:30 – China vs U.S. military
8:29 – Triggers for armed conflict
13:04 – China-U.S. relations
15:07 – U.S. response to Taiwan invasion
16:44 – Market response
22:42 – Unintended snowball effect

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