Voice Of America
Date: December 06, 2020
By: Joyce Huang
Some observers argue such a blacklist, however, will be toothless unless China finds ways to exercise long-distance influence over the self-ruled island.
And it could backfire and fuel the island’s anti-China sentiment, which is already at an all-time high, they add.
“The list will be a laughingstock [to Taiwan] unless harsh economic sanctions, be it travel bans, asset freezes or even [authorized] assassinations, would be imposed to show [China’s] claws,” Chang Ching, a researcher at the Society for Strategic Studies in Taipei, told VOA this week.