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Tokyo defence report annoys China

25th February 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


A new Japanese think tank report on Taiwan's defence and the Chinese military threat has received a thumbs down by Beijing for not respecting the 'One China' policy.

The seventh annual China Security Report, produced by the Ministry of Defence's core policy research arm, the Tokyo-based National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), provides detailed analysis of the Taiwan Strait security problem.

The report places most of the focus for creating instability in the region on China's military modernisation efforts, political destabilisation programmes aimed at Taiwan that include espionage, and Beijing's historical obstinacy.

The NIDS report, subtitled 'Change in Continuity: The

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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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