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Taiwan’s Quadrennial Defence Review highlights China’s threat

1st April 2021 - 07:06 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


An F-CK-1 fighter of the ROCAF takes off from a highway. (Gordon Arthur)

Taiwan releases a major defence report every four years after elections take place.

Taiwan is under pressure from Beijing. That is the raw message contained in Taiwan’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) 2021, a document legally required to be published within ten months of a president taking office.

Released by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on 22 March, this year’s QDR edition is 74 pages long and paints China as a major threat.

‘The regional situation is becoming more complex and precarious. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is postured as the major threat to our national security,' the foreword by Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng warned.

'Aside from posing threats of conventional

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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