South Asia and Beyond

U.S. Builds Tool To Predict Chinese Reaction

U.S. military commanders in the Pacific have built a software tool to predict how China will react to U.S. actions in the region like military sales, U.S.-backed military activity and even congressional visits to hotspots like Taiwan. The tool looks at data since early 2020 and evaluates significant activities that impacted U.S.-Sino relations. The computer-based system will help the Pentagon predict whether certain actions will provoke an outsized Chinese reaction.