Taiwan military

Hu Xijin Becomes Target of Nationalist Ire, Again

A number of Chinese internet users were under the mistaken impression that China’s stern warnings and the threat of a People’s Liberation Army attack on her plane might deter Nancy Pelosi from visiting Taiwan. Her safe arrival...

Taiwan Under Threat… But Is War Really Imminent?

In response to the Biden administration’s diplomatic overtures to Taiwan, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force made repeated incursions into Taiwanese airspace, raising hackles across both the Strait and the Pacific....

Beijing Hits Back Against U.S. Media Restrictions, Arms Sales

China’s Foreign Ministry announced a series of retaliatory measures against U.S. media organizations and defense corporations on Monday. This is the latest move in a protracted tit-for-tat battle with the Trump administration...

If Attacked, Would Taiwan Fight?

The Diplomat’s J. Michael Cole challenges the assumption that a  majority of Taiwanese would choose not to fight if China attacked their country, writing that Taiwan’s unique national identity would likely trump any...

Reuters: Lockheed Lobbies Anew for New Taiwan F-16s

Not content with a White House decision to sell Taiwan upgrades to its existing F-16s, Lockheed Martin is equipping congressmen to argue for the sale, long requested by Taipei, of brand new planes. From Reuters: A Lockheed...

China Warns U.S. Against Selling F-16s to Taiwan

A senior Chinese official has warned of greater consequences if the U.S. continues to sell arms to Taiwan, the New York Times reports: The official, Huang Xueping, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, warned the...

Obama in No-win Situation over Taiwan Arms Sale

From the Foreign Policy: The United States and China have resumed military-to-military relations and are going full speed ahead, but the reforged ties are delicate, the U.S. military’s top commander in the Pacific said...

Taiwan To Cut Troops Amid Warming China Ties

From AP: Taiwan’s military will proceed with a plan to slash the number of troops as relations with China improve and modern weapons technologies are introduced, an official said Monday. The Defense Ministry will cut the...

China Cancels Military Contacts With US In Protest

From AP: China has abruptly canceled a series of military and diplomatic contacts with the United States to protest a planned $6.5 billion package of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, American officials told The Associated Press on...

China Warns U.S. on its Arms Deal with Taiwan

The Chinese government has condemned a plan by the U.S. to sell $6 billion in advanced weapons to Taiwan. From the International Herald Tribune: Among the weapons proposed for sale were $3.1 billion in Patriot Advanced...

Taiwan Arms Nearly Secured, Motives Not

Following an earlier post on the pending status of a major U.S.-Taiwan arms sale, AFP reports: The Pentagon notified Congress Friday of 6.5 billion dollars in possible arms sales to Taiwan that would include advanced interceptor...

U.S. Weapons Package for Taiwan Stalls as China Tensions Ease

From Wall Street Journal: The White House appears increasingly unlikely to proceed with a planned $11 billion weapons sale to Taiwan, a decision that critics say could alter the strategic balance between the island and China and...



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