The "Land of All Things Silicon" is to pass a tit-for-tat law that would allow them to pre-emptively attack their neighbors across the straights. You know, the ones that have a penchant for red and are regarded as a Superpower. The Inq tells us more: IT ISLAND Taiwan will introduce a bill today that will allow the island to take pre-emptive military action against the mainland without reference to its parliament. The Taipei Times said the reason for the draft bill, which would allow the president the power to launch military action, is because of an anti-secession law the mainland passed today. More here Any conflict in the area would have an immediate effect on the flow of IT products, as a vast amount of it is designed and produced on the Island state. The vast majority of the PC sat on your desk probably came from in or around Taipei.