In an interview with CNN, Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen said Asian nations should prepare for increased aggression from Beijing, which she said was growing “every day”.
“If it’s Taiwan today, people should ask who’s next?” said Tsai. “Any country in the region – if it no longer wants to submit to the will of China, they would face similar military threats.”
Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came to power in 2016. This has drastically weakened relations with the mainland, with which the Taiwanese opposition party, the Kuomintang, wish to establish closer ties.