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Beijing Warns of ‘Drastic Measures’ as Taipei Says Conflict ‘Not the Answer’
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Beijing warned the government of Taiwan that it will take “drastic measures” if the latter attempts to fight for formal independence. In response, on Friday, Jan. 1, Taiwanese President Tsai...
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US Lawmakers’ Visit to Taiwan Triggers ‘Combat Readiness Patrol’ by Beijing
Beijing deployed what it called “combat readiness” patrols over the Taiwan Strait last Friday in response to a visit by a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan. The Congressional delegation’s arrival to the island is...
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Following Biden-Xi Virtual Meeting, White House Seeks Talks on ‘Strategic Stability’
During the Nov. 15 virtual summit held between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping and hosted by the Brookings Institution, Biden said their responsibility was “to ensure that the competition between our countries...
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US, Japanese, German Military Officials Meet to Strengthen Cooperation in Indo-Pacific
At a time of escalated tensions in the Taiwan Strait due to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression, the commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command met with top Japanese and German military officials to strengthen...
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2021 Pentagon Report Issues Rare Elaboration of Beijing’s Military Developments in the Taiwan Strait
Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense released its 2021 Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China report (MSDC). The report (pdf) offers a rare elaboration of the Chinese Communist Party's "Developments in...
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China Using Civilian Airport to Launch Military Aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ
Shantou-Waisha airport in the Guangdong province of China is located less than 220 miles from the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. Opened in 1956 as a military airport for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA),...
Biden committed to defend Taiwan in case of a war with communist China.
Beijing Warns Washington Against Damaging Relations After Biden Says US Has ‘a Commitment’ to Defend Taiwan
Taiwan has been a topic of contention between Washington and Beijing. The Chinese regime sees the island as a wayward province that they need to annex by the use of military force. The United States,...
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In Challenge to Beijing, British Warship Transits Through Taiwan Strait
For the first time since 2019, a warship of the British Royal Navy sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 27, testing Beijing’s territorial claims. The HMS Richmond, a frigate of the U.K.’s Carrier Strike...
The UK and Japan are seeking to strengthen military ties through the Reciprocal Access Agreement.
UK and Japan Considering a Military Alliance Apparently Directed at Countering Beijing
The governments of Japan and the United Kingdom have begun negotiating the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) to deepen defense ties between the two global powers. Once concluded, the agreement will allow both nations and their...
Protecting Taiwan is now part of Japan's strategy against China.
Japan Says Willing to Defend Taiwan Against PRC Invasion
In 1895, Japan invaded Taiwan and occupied the country for five decades until 1945, when the Japanese side lost World War II and ceded the territory to the Republic of China (ROC). Four years later,...
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US Navy Withdraws Only Carrier in Asia-Pacific to Help With Afghan Troop Withdrawal
The Navy has deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan from its home port in Japan, to help with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this summer. The move will leave the Asia Pacific region...
European governments are increasing their naval presence in the Indo-Pacific to contain communist China’s growing assertive stance in the region.
European Navies Increase Presence in Indo-Pacific to Safeguard Against Communist China
European governments are increasing their naval presence in the Indo-Pacific to contain Communist China’s growing assertive stance in the region. These military actions come amidst growing discontent in Europe against China for unfair trade practices...