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The Roundtable: Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan

Will everyday Taiwanese suffer from the sanctions resulting from the House Speaker's gesture of solidarity?

This edition of the Roundtable Roundup brings together a panel of business, politics and finance experts to discuss current developments in global geopolitics, including China, the U.S. military and global trade. In this segment, they discuss Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan.  

Matt Savoy argues that the choice to send the Speaker to Tsai Ing-Wen's government could endanger the American people.

“With everything going on in the United States right now, the fact that we're sending the House Speaker over to Taiwan ultimately could provoke a much larger conflict costing a lot more American lives," he says. "The hubris in that move was uncalled for, and I don't think that we have the resources to go into that right now.”  

He adds that the move has already had consequences for ordinary Taiwanese.   

“Pelosi's certainly not gonna suffer, but Taiwanese people are already suffering, because after Pelosi's visit the Chinese launched a blockade and subsequent sanctions against them," he notes.   

"They're not allowing imports of certain foods or exports of other things to let their economy keep going. It's already causing mass suffering. If we keep trying to play the world's policeman, then we'll only end up in another quagmire.“ 

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Roundtable Guests:

Matt Savoy, Founder, Free Thought Project

Patrick Robinson, Founder, Pashko

Marc LoPresti, Managing Director, Moneta Advisory Partners

General Anthony Tata, Retired Brigadier General, Founder, Tata Leadership Group