Taiwan reported yesterday that nine Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone yesterday, before being escorted away after Taiwan scrambled military fighter jets. The incursion came shortly after Russia invaded the Ukraine.
Failing to stand up to bullies (in this case, countries led by ruthless dictators) always ends the same way. The bullies are simply encouraged to take more. Failing to stand up to Putin in 2014 when he invaded a part of Ukraine, encouraged him to keep going and failing to stand up to Putin is encouraging the Chinese and their Communist dictator, President Xi, to do the same thing.