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Gold 2022 Editorial / Political

Apocalypse: Taiwan On Brink of War With Peking

  • Photographer
    Daniel Shou Yi Ceng
  • Agency / Studio
    Zuma Press
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Political

Taiwan’s defence ministry held a live-fire drill in Pingtung in September to assess the forces’ combat capabilities, as tensions with Peking have been seriously heightened in the Taiwan Strait. Concern over a war between Peking and Taipei has grown in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Peking increased its military pressure on the self-ruled island after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Aug-visit to Taiwan. Experts say the there will be apocalyptic impacts on the global supply chain across different sectors if a war was initiated by Peking.

23-year-old Daniel Ceng is an award-winning Asian photojournalist covering politics, social issues, war and more across the world, including Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Southeast Asia. Daniel, when he was 22, was one of the youngest photojournalists who entered Ukraine, where he documented the aftermath of the Russian invasion and its impacts on the Ukrainian livelihood. He has been working with several international news agencies, including EPA Images, The Guardian, AFP, AP, ZUMA Press, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and The Initium.