Niklas Swanström in the Swedish media on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and China’s reaction
August 5, 2022: Niklas Swanström, ISDP’s Executive Director, was interviewed in several Swedish media outlets on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and China’s reaction: The largest ever exercises in the area, as close as a dozen kilometers from Taiwan.
“These are the biggest exercises in the region yet, and they could definitely intensify the insecurity in the region,” explains Niklas Swanström in an interview with TV4.
In an interview with TT, he examines about the background to the Chinese reaction: “A full-scale war is hardly China’s plan, as it would have major political and economic consequences, Swanström believes. But he points out that there is always a risk of mistakes, and he considers the Chinese action to be ‘irresponsible'”.
In an interview with Aftonbladet, he talks about the China’s opportunities and the main risks of Pelosi’s visit.
Moreover, Swanström explains how China has managed to turn Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan to its advantage in this interview with TT.