WASHINGTON — In the first three weeks after invading Taiwan, China sank two billion-dollar US aircraft carriers, attacked US bases across Japan and on Guam, and destroyed hundreds of modern US jet fighters.
China’s situation was, if anything, even worse. It landed troops on Taiwan and captured the southern third of the island, but its amphibious fleet was decimated by relentless US and Japanese missile and submarine attacks, and it was unable to bolster its own forces. The capital, Taipei, was securely in Taiwanese hands, and Beijing was running low on long-range ballistic missiles to counter America’s still-potent air and sea power.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/war-game-finds-u-s-taiwan-can-defend-against-a-chinese-invasion-11660047804 War Game Finds U.S., Taiwan Can Defend Against a Chinese Invasion