High-level U.S. visits to Taiwan annoy China – but did not cross the red line, says analyst

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the presidential office in Taipei in January 22, 2020. Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Tensions are escalating in the Taiwan Strait and Beijing has been flexing its military might. While a high-level U.S. State Department official visit to Taiwan last week angered China, it probably didn’t cross any “red line,” said Kelsey Broderick, China analyst at the Eurasia Group. “Red lines are tricky, the only real red line we know from Beijing for certain is if Taiwan declares formal independence,” Broderick told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “However, anything that...