How hard would it be for China to invade Taiwan?

How hard would it be for China to invade Taiwan? | Project Force

Al Jazeera English – 4-4-2022

When Russian forces went into Ukraine, concern grew in Taiwan that an attack by China could be next. But how difficult would it be for China to invade Taiwan? @Alex Gatopoulos takes a look, in Project Force.

What’s the fallout from Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan?

What’s the fallout from Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera English – 4-8-2022

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ended her controversial tour of Taiwan.

Despite warnings from China, the most senior American politician to visit in 25 years pledged an ‘iron-clad’ commitment to the self-ruled Island’s democracy.

Beijing is responding with live-fire military drills and import bans.

So how will Taipei and Washington deal with the consequences?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell

Guests:

Vincent Chao – Former Director of the Political Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.

June Teufel Dreyer – Professor of Political Science, University of Miami.

Henry Huiyao Wang- Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization.

A looming threat

NYT Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has civilians in Taiwan taking China’s aggression more seriously.

Civilians participating in a battle simulation during a combat medic training workshop near Taipei in May. Since the war in Ukraine began, a growing number of Taiwanese have been making their own preparations for war.
Civilians participating in a battle simulation during a combat medic training workshop near Taipei in May. Since the war in Ukraine began, a growing number of Taiwanese have been making their own preparations for war.Credit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times
Ian Prasad Philbrick

By Ian Prasad Philbrick

June 19, 2022, 7:26 a.m. ET

Taiwan has spent more than seven decades under the threat of an invasion: China sees the island as a breakaway part of its territory. In the months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Taiwanese citizens have come to view a Chinese incursion as a more serious possibility than ever. My colleague Amy Qin, who’s based in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, recently reported on how the island is preparing. I called her to learn more.

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Southeast Asians sticking with China on Taiwan: survey

asiatimesDemocracy Perception Index survey shows most Southeast Asians would not support cutting economic ties with China if it invades Taiwan

By DAVID HUTTJUNE 1, 2022Print

Military helicopters carrying large Taiwan flags do a flyby rehearsal on October 5, 2021, ahead of National Day celebrations amid escalating tensions between Taipei and Beijing. Photo: AFP / Ceng Shou Yi / NurPhoto

A recent Democracy Perception Index survey of worldwide public opinion found that a majority of Southeast Asians would not support their governments cutting economic ties with China if Beijing launched an invasion of Taiwan. 

The same report found that only Singaporeans, from the six Southeast Asian countries surveyed, favored cutting economic ties with Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine in February. Indonesians and Vietnamese were two of the three nationalities who believed most strongly that ties with Russia should be maintained.  

The Democracy Perception Index 2022 survey, published this month by Latana and the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, asked respondents: “If China started a military invasion of Taiwan, do you think your country should cut economic ties with China?” 

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Has Washington’s Policy Toward Taiwan Crossed the Rubicon?

December 10, 2021  by Paul Heer, The National Interest

Testimony from officials in the State Department and Defense Department this week included subtle but important shifts in the U.S. policy toward Taiwan

The ground shifted under Washington’s policy toward Taiwan on December 8, a shift no less seismic for being subtle and semantic. During a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner asserted that Taiwan is “a critical node within the first island chain (in the Western Pacific), anchoring a network of U.S. allies and partners … that is critical to the region’s security and critical to the defense of vital U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific.”

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Pound for Pound, Taiwan Is the Most Important Place in the World

Its excellence in the computer chip market puts it at the center of the battle for global technological supremacy.

Ruchir Sharma

By Ruchir Sharma

Mr. Sharma is the chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the author of “The Ten Rules of Successful Nations.”

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A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company office in Tainan, Taiwan.
A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company office in Tainan, Taiwan.Credit…An Rong Xu for The New York Times

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union perpetually threatened to spark conflict in nations all over the world, including battles over the control of a vast array of natural and industrial resources. The new Cold War, between the United States and China, is increasingly focused on access to just one industry in one place: computer chips made in Taiwan.

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Keep an Eye on Taiwan

The battle over the island may be a Cold War relic, but it will shape the future.

MICHAEL SCHUMAN OCTOBER 10, 2020 The Atlantic

Man holding the Taiwan flag up in the air, in front of a blue sky
JOSE LOPES AMARAL / NURPHOTO / GETTY

Taiwan is one of those flash points that has never flashed. The dispute over the island’s fate has had the potential to erupt into conflict between China and the United States for decades. But the feared Chinese invasion has never come. The situation has remained deadlocked for so long that Taiwan’s quandary often drifts into the background of Asian affairs, overshadowed by seemingly more-pressing concerns, such as North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and inflamed tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.

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Tự do hàng hải của nước lớn

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 28.07.2017, 12:27

TTCT– Thứ sáu 21-7 vừa rồi, Jared Dummitt và Eliot Kim, hai nghiên cứu sinh của Trường Luật Harvard, đã đăng một bài trên website luật học lawfareblog.com có tựa đề “khác lạ”: “Chiến tranh vì biển: Hãy quen dần với điều đó trên Biển Đông”.

Tự do hàng hải của nước lớn
Tàu sân bay tự đóng đầu tiên của Trung Quốc (chưa đặt tên) được hạ thủy ngoài khơi thành phố cảng Đại Liên tháng 4-2017.-Ảnh: The New York Times

Hai tác giả bắt đầu bằng câu chuyện: “Tuần này, hải quân và không quân Trung Quốc đã thực hiện các hoạt động mở rộng – trong số đó có một số vụ là chưa từng có trước đó ở trong và xung quanh lãnh hải của Nhật Bản, Đài Loan và Mỹ. Bắc Kinh đã tỏ rõ giọng điệu thách thức khi dấy lên những dấu hỏi về tính thích đáng của các hoạt động này”. Tiếp tục đọc “Tự do hàng hải của nước lớn”

Vietnam opposes Taiwan’s drills in Truong Sa archipelago

Last update 17:09 | 26/05/2017

Vietnam resolutely opposes China’s Taiwan conducting a number of live-fire exercises in the waters area around Ba Binh island, which belongs to Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago.

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Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang

Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang made the assertion on May 26 in reply to reporters’ query on Vietnam’s reaction to the Taiwanese action.

“Vietnam has full historical evidence and legal grounds to prove its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spartly) archipelagos,” she said.

Taiwan’s organisation of drills in Ba Binh area in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, threatening peace, stability, security, and safety of navigation, as well as causing tensions and complicating the situation in the East Sea, she added.

“Once again, Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to not repeat similar activities,” she stressed.

VNA

Vietnam labels Taiwan drills on disputed island ‘serious violation’

China claims most of the energy-rich waters through which about US$5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

Taiwan’s claim to Itu Aba is complicated by the fact that China considers Taiwan sovereign territory. Taiwan and China both claim the South China Sea using old maps that date back to the late 1940s when the Nationalists ruled China. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam labels Taiwan drills on disputed island ‘serious violation’”

Năm 2018, Đài Loan đưa tiếng Việt vào dạy ở phổ thông

12/01/2017 09:09 GMT+7

TTO – Từ năm học 2018, Đài Loan sẽ đưa tiếng Việt vào dạy trong các trường phổ thông ở vùng lãnh thổ này, như là một ngoại ngữ thứ hai cho học sinh lựa chọn.

Thông tin này được bà Âu Quý Hi – bí thư giáo dục phòng giáo dục, thuộc Văn phòng Kinh tế và văn hóa Đài Bắc tại TP.HCM – cho phóng viên Tuổi Trẻ biết vào sáng 11-1. Tiếp tục đọc “Năm 2018, Đài Loan đưa tiếng Việt vào dạy ở phổ thông”

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác ‘Một Trung Quốc’?

13/12/2016 15:45 GMT+7

TTO – Sau khi Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump nêu quan điểm sẽ phải xem xét lại chính sách “Một Trung Quốc”, tờ Thời báo Hoàn Cầu của Trung Quốc chê bai ông Trump “ngây ngô như đứa trẻ trong vấn đề ngoại giao”.

Bắc Kinh làm gì nếu ông Trump quyết bác 'Một Trung Quốc'?
Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump trả lời phỏng vấn trong chương trình Fox News Sunday tại tòa nhà Trump Tower ở New York ngày 10-12 – Ảnh: AP

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