August 10, 2020

David and Goliath: China and Taiwan’s military mismatch

Taipei (AFP) – Few geopolitical contests are as mismatched as China and Taiwan.One is an authoritarian regional superpower of 1.4 billion people that boasts the world’s largest standing army and spends more on its military than any other country except the United States.The other is a self-ruled democracy of 23 million, a comparative economic and military minnow that lives under the threat of constant invasion.The Taiwan Strait remains one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints.¬†Tensions are on the rise again with the US sending its highest-level delegation to Taipei since Washington switch…


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