The international community is watching with keen interest the continued situation developing in Asia between mainland China and the island-nation of Taiwan. The mainland government, which considers Taiwan a renegade province, was not very happy with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week. In the wake of her visit, China has extended military exercises surrounding Taiwan and yesterday, the island’s ambassador to Belize said his country will defend itself fully. Guillermo Berganza is a Belizean living in Taiwan, who just recently completed his master’s degree in international relations. We asked him to gauge the sentiments of people on the ground.