In 2020, China conducted 380 incursions into Taiwan’s airspace. In 2021, that number more than doubled to 960. Last year saw the greatest number of airspace incursions ever, with 1,727 breaches of the zone. While no one really knows if or when China will launch a full-scale attack on Taiwan, the possibility of an invasion is raising concern in the IT supply chain community.
Abhishek Singh, Partner at Everest Group, believes that an invasion’s overall impact would largely be determined by when it occurs. “The US has anticipated this eventually for a while, [so] it’s not a question of ‘whether’, it’s more of a question of ‘when’,” he notes.