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Taiwan determined to defend itself

26th May 2017 - 11:43 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Penghu

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Taiwan conducted its annual Han Kuang war games from 22-26 May, a highlight of which was the Republic of China (ROC) Armed Forces repelling a simulated invasion by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of Penghu Island in the Taiwan Strait on 25 May.

Significantly, this was the first time the Han Kuang exercise - now in its 33rd iteration - occurred under the Ministry of National Defence’s (MND) newly introduced ‘multi-domain deterrence’ strategy rather than the previous one of ‘effective deterrence’.

Defence Minister Feng Shih-kuan introduced this important shift in strategy in March, and he described it as having the

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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