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China’s live-fire exercises around Taiwan in response to a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are being described as a de facto blockade, foreshadowing the strategy Beijing could one day use to force the island nation into submission.

Beijing is not discouraging that interpretation.

Whatever answer Washington might mount to this escalation of regional tensions, it is clear that the U.S. needs to maintain close military ties with other democratic nations in the Western Pacific. Countering China’s rising military power will require something more than unilateral action on the part of the United States.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps that can be taken in Washington to facilitate the efforts of like-minded nations in deterring Chinese aggression.

The regulations are quite demanding. For instance, simply traveling abroad with a laptop containing relevant technical data potentially exposes the bearer to severe penalties—even if there is

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