U.S.-Taiwan-China relations in 2018, China takes first delivery of S-400 SAM, continuing spat over M503 route, reform of Taiwan’s defense industry, future and possible acquisitions, and more.
The unilateral launch of new air routes by China and intensifying activity by the PLA Air Force near and around Taiwan could be the first steps in a series of escalatory moves by Beijing to intimidate Taiwan and prevent a future U.S. role in the area.
On April 29, the Chinese government denied the USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, access to Hong Kong port. The refusal could have been a matter of simple […]
Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development, and industrial capability.
The fallout from what should have been a case of cross-border cooperation in combating organised crime was depressingly predictable
Taiwan is serious about boosting its indigenous warship building capability while pursuing innovative designs across various platforms.
Beijing’s measured approach of making its presence felt has been effective so far, but it may yet lead rivals to join hands against it.
KMT’s devastating election defeat is a sign of bigger problems for a party that is so out of touch with the socio-political trends in Taiwan.
Whoever replaces President Ma Ying-jeou will have to deal with a number of enduring problems from Ma’s and previous presidents’ administrations.
The winner of the 2016 presidential election will have the unenviable responsibility of pushing Taiwan’s nascent indigenous submarine program forward.