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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.

Daniel Shou Yi Ceng, 22, is a photojournalist with a focus on conflicts, war and politics. He is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan for several international news agencies, including ZUMA Press. Most recently, he took the initiative to enter Ukraine in early March 2022, photographing the consequences of the Russian invasion on the front lines in Donbas and other areas while bringing forth different perspectives of understanding the war. His works had been published in many international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times, CNN, and so on.