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The Cross-Straits Military Balance

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PLANS Changbaishan (LSD-989). By kees torn – CC BY-SA 2.0.

I have a piece up at the National Interest on some of the weapons China is developing that could have an impact on relations with Taiwan:

Over the past decade, virtually every aspect of China’s military arsenal has grown more lethal. This improvement has necessarily affected the military balance with Taiwan. With tensions between China and the United States growing, Taiwan’s position has become even more precarious. President Xi Jinping has recently signaled a more hardline attitude on reunification with Taiwan, suggesting that it’s past time to re-evaluate the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China.

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