Nancy Kerrigan kneecapping the new way to compete.
The more Taiwan pretends to be the US Bulldog, the more likely China is taking names and planning for the long term. All of Asia and even some of Europe is rattled by the US Nancy Kerrigan kneecapping foreign policies. If it can happen to China then it can happen to Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Asian Rim, Africa, and certainly Ireland.
Make no mistake about it. This is US kneecapping policy regardless of the surrogates: Taiwan, the Dutch, Brits, Japan, and Korea, doing the dirty deeds and hiding behind the skirts.
I promise that this US strategy will fail. Bullying others, and threatening others is how you get your face punched to the sounds of an adoring crowd. Example: The US keeps running destroyers through and around the South China Seas under the FALSE CLAIM they are keeping the shipping lanes open. The history bodes differently. From crashing a nuclear sub on the sea floor and needing to get it towed to the shipyard for repairs to US ships colliding with oil tankers, the US is a shipping hazard, not a force to keep the lanes open.
Further, there is not one US think tank that has found any validity in the claim that China is blocking the sea lanes. In fact, in the areas where the US ships claim to be keeping the shipping lanes open, there are no actual shipping lanes. The actual shipping lanes are much further south and there is not a single incident of China blocking sea-going vessels.
The US has this long history of Slavery and Imperialism denoting a certain obnoxious effluvium of superiority resented by at least 40% of the world population... and growing. JOW Biden is your master... DO AS TOLD or as he said before the great walk back, the US MILITARY WOULD DEFEND TAIWAN with Troops on the ground.