Is Taiwan new Test Bed for Big Power Contestation in Indo-Pacific?

After Chinese drills and firepower demonstration to demonstrate PLA's capability to invade Taiwan triggered by Nancy Pelosi's visit, next US Congress delegation arrived in Teipei. The ball is back in Beijing's court. As China fumes and continues with fresh posturing and Fire Power demonstrations, Taiwan too starts its military drills putting up a brave front to stand … Continue reading Is Taiwan new Test Bed for Big Power Contestation in Indo-Pacific?

Why CPC’s Threat of Uniting Taiwan by Force doesn’t make Strategic Sense for China?

President Joe Biden’s statement to defend Taiwan, even if White House reiterated no change in One China Policy later, indicates that despite playing "strategic ambiguity" for too long, US President will have to act if China uses force on Taiwan, otherwise the political cost and loss of reputation of USA, with another strategic defeat by … Continue reading Why CPC’s Threat of Uniting Taiwan by Force doesn’t make Strategic Sense for China?

Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back … by force? SCMP

Sharing comments of mine  on articles by Minni Chan in South China Morning Post SCMP of 15 March 2018, along with my latest update on the issue as on 20 March 2018. When US President Donald Trump approved a travel bill allowing American representatives to meet their counterparts on the self-ruled Taiwan calling itself “Republic … Continue reading Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back … by force? SCMP