Category: Taiwan Strait

China to Conduct ‘Regular’ Military Drills East of Taiwan Strait Median Line: State Media

The Chinese military will from now on conduct “regular” drills on the eastern side of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, Chinese state television reported on Sunday, citing a commentator. The median line in the narrow strait between the island of Taiwan and mainland China is an unofficial line of control that military aircraft…


‘No Justification’: Defence Minister Anand on China’s ‘Aggressive’ Military Drills in Taiwan Strait

Defence Minister Anita Anand says China has no ground to launch live fire exercises off Taiwan’s coast in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island on Aug. 2–3. “There is no justification to use a visit as a pretext for aggressive military activity in the Taiwan Strait,” Anand said in…


Former House Speaker Gingrich Says Pelosi Should Go to Taiwan to Demonstrate American Strength

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan and ignore China’s threat. China is threatening the United States over Pelosi’s potential Taiwan visit. A plan is being created to escort her to Taiwan safely. But what would it say about U.S. credibility if the trip is canceled?…


Enrolment in China’s Military Academies Declines Amid CCP’s Increasingly Militant Posture

With continuing tensions across the Taiwan Strait, China’s military academies saw an enrollment slump despite a downward admission score requirement in recent years. Several Chinese News Media reported on the dilemma of the military academies’ inability to meet annual enrollment mandates. In 2022, dozens of military colleges and universities in China are scheduled to enroll…


Enrollment in China’s Military Academies Declines Amid CCP’s Increasingly Militant Posture

With continuing tensions across the Taiwan Strait, China’s military academies saw an enrollment slump despite a downward admission score requirement in recent years. Several Chinese news media reported on the dilemma of the military academies’ inability to meet annual enrollment mandates. In 2022, dozens of military colleges and universities in China are scheduled to enroll…


Trilateral Relations Between US, Japan, South Korea Improve Amid Growing Beijing Threat in Indo-Pacific

New Analysis The defense chiefs of the United States, Japan, and South reached a consensus in Singapore on June 11 to deepen security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. At the trilateral meeting, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup also unanimously opposed any unilateral actions…


China’s Claim of Sovereign Rights Over Taiwan Strait Are Rejected by US and Taiwan

The Chinese communist regime claimed sovereignty over the Taiwan Strait on June 13, denying the United States’ and Taiwan’s assertion that the strategic channel is in international waters. Bejing’s statement was immediately rejected by the United States and Taiwan. The Taiwan Strait separates the island of Taiwan, which is the only remaining territory from the…


Guangdong Allegedly Shifting to ‘Wartime System’ Would Pose an Imminent Threat to Taiwan: Analyst

A recently leaked recording of an alleged meeting between leaders of southern China’s Guangdong Military Zone and the provincial Party committee shows participants pushing for a wartime deployment in the province, which would add more tension to the nearby Taiwan Strait. On May 15, a Youtube account Lude Media revealed a tape that was allegedly transmitted…


Blinken Gives Biden’s China Policy; Panel On US Taiwan Policy

President Joe Biden says “yes” to defending Taiwan for the third time, only to be walked back by his staff again. I invite three experts to discuss the Taiwan question and the U.S.-China relationship regarding Taiwan. Plus, Secretary of States Antony Blinken laid out the Biden administration’s China policy. We cover what’s in the details….


Taiwanese Lawmakers Debate Restoring Conscription

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, lawmakers in Taiwan are calling for an increase in its military conscription period. Meanwhile, new polls show a majority of Taiwanese are both in favor of women joining the island’s compulsory military training and extending the duration of the training period. A survey released on March 15 by the Taiwan…