What can ease rising Taiwan Strait tensions?

After an escalating series of events last month involving China, Taiwan and the US, it is timely to examine options to avoid military conflict.

Deterrence by increasing the cost of a Chinese military attack on Taiwan is advocated by many. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Four days of intense air incursions by China's military aircraft from Oct 1, following navy drills in seas east of Taiwan by the United States and allies.

Robustly worded speeches from leaders of both sides of the Taiwan Strait that showed the deep differences between them.

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