Beijing Ratchets Up Pressure on Taipei

China may be pushing Taiwan military to fire the first shot

By: Jens Kastner

As relations continue to worsen between Taipei and Beijing, the Chinese Liberation Army air force is attempting to goad Taiwan fighters into firing the first shot. But as the ever-greater number of Chinese jets intrude into Taiwan’s airspace, the island risks being branded the aggressor by China’s spin doctors if they react, according to…

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