Tag: Taiwan Strait

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…


Expert Insights on the CCP’s ‘General Strategy’ for Taiwan Proposed at ‘Two Sessions’

News Analysis The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently held its “two sessions” meetings in Beijing at which the regime sets its priorities. The CCP’s work report mentioned the so-called “general strategy” for a Taiwan policy. At the same time, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has  brought the situation across the Taiwan Strait renewed attention. Experts and…


Taiwan Isn’t Ukraine. Taiwan Strait Issue Is US-China Duel: Scholars

News Analysis Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought fresh attention to China’s threat to annex Taiwan by force. Taiwanese scholars told The Epoch Times that the U.S. delegation who visited Taiwan this week protected the self-governing democratic island. Beijing’s recent launch of two military exercises made the atmosphere across the Taiwan Strait—a 100-mile wide body…


Amid Ukraine War, US Rushes to Show Support of Taiwan to Counter CCP Aggression: Scholars

News Analysis Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought fresh attention to China’s threat to annex Taiwan by force. Taiwanese scholars told The Epoch Times that the U.S. delegation who visited Taiwan this week protected the self-governing democratic island. Beijing’s recent launch of two military exercises made the atmosphere across the Taiwan Strait—a 100-mile wide body…