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Taiwan: Are Chinese invasion plans viable?

3rd October 2017 - 21:09 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


What would it take for China to invade Taiwan in terms of materiel, logistics, firepower and men?

Finally, one new study extracts Chinese-language government papers, many written by members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), on how to finally unify, under violence, the ‘renegade province’ of Taiwan into China.

The new study, entitled ‘The Chinese Invasion Threat’ and written by Ian Easton, a research fellow at Project 2049 Institute in Arlington, Virginia, was released to the public on 3 October.

An advanced copy of the 400-page report was made available to Shephard in September.

According to the paper, the main

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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