Simon Tisdall: Writing is on the wall for wary Taiwan

From the Guardian Unlimited:

Michael Tsai points to a large map on the wall of his office in Taiwan’s national defence ministry. It is dotted with red symbols representing dozens of Chinese missile, air and naval bases within easy shooting range of the capital, Taipei, and other major Taiwanese cities.

Whatever Beijing may say about its peaceful intentions, Mr Tsai suggests, this map illustrates the reality – and the daunting scale – of the threat that lurks 100 miles to the west, across the treacherous waters of .

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