The Chinese desire to conquer Taiwan is a test of the Western Alliance. It is not a test they can afford to fail.
There are increasing tensions between China and Taiwan.
That means there are increasing tensions between China and the civilised world.
Just last weekend 77 Chinese military aircraft breached Taiwan's Air Defence Identification Zone. A further 52 aircraft, including nuclear capable bombers, did the same on Monday. It was a particularly visible show of force by China.