Taiwan Preps for an Invasion From China as Tensions Heat Up

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    SAM YEH/AFP via Getty ImagesHONG KONG—In a rare act of bipartisanship, Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reestablish formal diplomatic relations with the United States, two and a half weeks after Chinese state media issued a threat against the personal safety of Taiwan’s president.Multiple factors explain the two parties’ convergence for the bill, and they all point to the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression toward Taiwan. On every day for more than two weeks, warplanes dispatched by China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force breached Taiwan’s air defense identification zone—airspace that has been managed by Taiwan since the end of World War II.These fly-bys are part of a sustained campaign by Beijing to provoke military reactions from Taiwan and one of its closest allies, the United States, which maintains a naval presence in the Taiwan Strait. Chinese warships routinely conduct drills in the same waters.Read more at The Daily Beast.

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