By David Axe The Chinese air force needs a strategic refueling tanker—badly. And it apparently is working hard to develop one. If and when it succeeds, this is what that tanker might look like. An artist’s concept that appeared in a Chinese publication depicts a tanker variant of the People’s Liberation Army Air
Taiwan has been courting Somaliland, a breakaway region of the failed state of Somalia. As Wikipedia puts it, "Somaliland, officially the Republic of Somaliland, is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be part of Somalia." Some were wondering if China would react with a heavy hand. I originally thought they would ignore it.
•The annual global health assembly is scarred by rows over Taiwan’s absence and access to drugs to fight covid-19 AFTER THE second world war the world decided it needed a new global department of public health. Andrija Stampar, a round-faced, bespectacled, Yugoslavian doctor, opened the first-ever World Health Assembly (WHA) in
On Monday, May 18, representatives of 194 countries will gather virtually for one of the most important public health meetings in recent memory. A country thought to have had one of the best public health responses to the coronavirus pandemic—Taiwan—will likely not be in attendance. At this week’s World Health Assembly (WHA)—the yearly convening of the
Editor's Note: Contemplating a scenario where China and Russia seize territory of marginal importance triggering applicable defense treaties, Washington needs better, less escalatory, and, thus, more credible options, writes Michael O'Hanlon. This piece was originally published by The Hill. Since roughly 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and China solidified its
•The Chinese navy, which is growing faster than any other major fleet, now controls the seas off its coast. Once dominant, the United States and its allies sail warily in these waters. A former U.S. naval officer says China's advances have caught America napping. Reports: David Lague (Taipei) and Benjamin
China has urged the United States on Tuesday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay next month, adding to tension between Beijing and Washington that has worsened amid a trade war. Beijing considers democratic Taiwan to be a wayward province of
By Tom O'Connor The chances of the U.S. entering into a military conflict with China have increased in the past six years, and the stakes are higher than ever, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation. The California-based think tank, which conducts research and analysis on behalf of the U.S.
By Benson Wu The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in Taiwan regarding cyber capabilities. The influence of the mouse and keyboard on national security has increased substantially, and the government is further incorporating cyber as part of air, sea, and land operations. Taiwan's focus on and investment in countering cyberattacks
Washington's stance on the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea and the Taiwan issue as well as US military's actions in the South China Sea impede the development of military ties between the two nations, Fan Changlong, the vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of