Hard power vs. soft power

China’s massive war games and missile launches near Taiwan in angry response to the controversial stopover on the democratic island by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have had the opposite effect to what Beijing intended. Another U.S. Congressional delegation visited Taipei and met with President Tsai Ing-wen just 12 days after the Pelosi trip, while lawmakers from other countries say they plan to visit Taiwan.

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