Xi is threatening freedom of navigation in international waters. Xi is threatening WWIII. The US made a huge error "opening" China with no strings attached.
Put democracy before money and "markets." Dump the One-China Policy. Remove Most Favored Nation status from Xi's China until China fully democratizes.
The Israelis could hit Lebanese territory for decades because the Lebanese state was too weak to do anything more than protest. With rise of the Iranian-armed Lebanese group Hezbollah and its arsenal of rockets aimed at Israel, those raids have mostly stopped (though Israeli aircraft still overfly Lebanon). Syria today can’t do much more than fire some anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli planes, because the Syrian military is too weak to engage in a war with Israel.
Taiwan’s military is vastly overmatched by its neighbor China. Yet for a smaller island nation, Taiwan packs a fairly respectable military punch. More important, it’s backed by the United States, which has poured much prestige into Taiwan’s security.
China certainly has the capability to use force against Taiwan. But unlike Lebanon and Syria, Taiwan and the United States can hit back. [Source]