China has intensified military pressure on Taiwan by sending dozens of military aircraft and naval ships towards the island. This comes on the same day as a meeting between US national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi aimed at stabilizing US-China relations. The increased military activity complicates efforts to improve cooperation between the two countries. Taiwan is a sensitive issue in the US-China relationship, with the US supporting Taiwan’s self-governing status while China considers it to be its territory. The military pressure coincides with a period of higher tension between the US and China.