If US has stomach to defend Taiwan, they would not be in SCS and doing freedom of navigation excercises.Taiwan is lost to PRC then most of the mobile phones, computers, servers and anything which depends on the supply of ICs is in jeopardy, TSMC of Taiwan is pretty much the #1 for all high end electronics IC production, and Taiwan also have many other high end IC fabrication plants.
Losing Taiwan to PRC will give the PRChinks a very solid but temporary advantage, don't think US would allow this.
But knowing the Globalists anything is possible.
I fucking hate this timeline, it seems as if Ching chongs can get anything that they want unopposed.
so the timeline is useless.. US is spoiling for a fight and it heaping pressure in backchannels to make deals with CCP that continues its hegemony.
if the deals don't happen, then fight will happen..
the problem for India is if the deals happen, then we get hurt. Partly the reason why India doesn't jump into QUAD & US embrace blindly..