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China's foreign policy intentions regarding the island of Taiwan

NFF (New Frontier Foundation) NFF (New Frontier Foundation) Analytical Center of the Republic of China (RK) has released a report on China’s military aspirations towards the island of Taiwan. This is reported by the American weekly "Difference News".

The head of the NFF, Su Tsen-Chan, who is also the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, 4 March published a new study in the Defense Policy Blue Papers series, which includes the NFF's work on defense issues. It was called the “Military Threats to the Republic of China from the PRC before 2025” and became the fifth in the aforementioned series. It was the first to provide a multilateral analysis of the modernization trends of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) and programs aimed at ensuring successful warfare to seize the island of Taiwan. Experts believe that the four documents previously published in this series did not differ in the quality and depth of analysis.

The head of the NFF Advisory Committee, York Chen, drafted and edited the document. According to him, this report is a more balanced point of view on the PLA, in the formation of which was attended by former officers of the armed forces of Kazakhstan, American analysts, report writers of the defense department of the Republic of China.

According to the document, Kazakhstan should increase its defense budget to 3 percent of GDP and rely more on the local manufacturer of weapons and equipment. The authors of the report identified three main priorities for national defense in the near future - protection against cybernetic threats, improving air defense capabilities, and local production of submarines.

In the sphere of cyber defense, it was proposed to raise the status of the command of information and cybernetic combat operations of the defense ministry of RK. It is also supposed to recruit new specialists of this profile, to develop an asymmetric concept of conducting cybernetic operations and equipment, to strengthen the position of the department in this area.

The drafters of the report recommended as soon as possible to implement a two-stage construction program, which will preserve the integrity of the underwater fleet Naval Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan and begin the long processes of developing a submarine project, the acquisition of necessary equipment, testing and modernization. York noted that, in his opinion, the best method for implementing this program is to redesign two Dutch submarines of the Zwaardvis class sold to Kazakhstan in the 1980s. In 2001 The United States offered the Republic of China to purchase eight diesel-electric submarines (DEPLs), but failed to develop the appropriate infrastructure.

“Submarines are the main means of deterring the PLA Navy from crossing the Taiwan Strait. Thus, the only opportunity for Kazakhstan to get submarines is their own production, ”the report says. Over the past ten years, the Republic of Kazakhstan has repeatedly tried to build independently submarines, including the program "Hidden Dragon" and the IDSP (Indigenous Defense Submarine Program), which the Navy of the country could not fulfill.

At the same time, experts say, China's air power is growing. The production of more advanced 4th generation fighters continues to increase, two types of 5th generation stealth fighters were demonstrated, obsolete ballistic missiles are replaced by more accurate ones, and the deployment of advanced cruise missiles for ground-based attacks continues. For this reason, the authors of the report believe, the Republic of Kazakhstan should purchase combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), modernize Aviationimprove high precision weapon, to develop a new generation of fighters, including vertical or short takeoff and landing.

Some time ago, RK expressed interest in acquiring AV-8 Harrier, a thorough-repaired vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Its representatives attended meetings of the United States Department of Defense dedicated to the F-35B Lightning II F-2B fighter program for short takeoff and vertical landing.

The Chunshan Institute of Science and Technology produces several different UAVs and has groundwork for unobtrusive UAVs, but for a long time it has had problems with funding and lack of support from the military, who are in favor of acquiring American UAVs.

However, despite the recommendations contained in the aforementioned report, the overall conclusions of the document are negative.

According to experts, the PLA had the opportunity to conduct combat operations against the RK Defense Forces in 2007, surpassed the RK army in quality and quantity in 2010, and continues to work on achieving decisive superiority in full-scale operations on Taiwan to 2020. At the moment, the de facto identification of the air defense zone of the People's Republic of China includes part of the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and when the 2020 generation fighters will be put into service by 5, the PLA Air Force will have a decisive superiority over the Republic of China, ”the report says.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 13 March 2014 13: 13
    China's foreign policy intentions regarding the island of Taiwan
    Both there (in mainland China) and there (in Taiwan or Formosa, who like it) people live who consider themselves to be CHINESE, so this is an INTERNAL PERSONAL CASE, let them figure out who the TRUTH is for!
    1. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 13 March 2014 13: 18
      Taiwan historically belonged to China and will belong, and the British from the United States will not be able to interfere like the Chinese.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 13 March 2014 13: 34
        no chao, Chinese brothers learn on our peninsula how to do it right, at the same time you will wipe the Americans and Yapes
      2. DEfindER
        DEfindER 13 March 2014 15: 41
        Quote: platitsyn70
        Taiwan historically belonged to China and will belong

        In general, an interesting situation is developing, the separatism of Taiwan, which the Americans have always been Chinese, supports, but when Crimea decided to return to its historical homeland, it was immediately lower ... And by the way, even if you recall Kosovo, the referendum was not legal there, because before it was held, almost all Serbs were forcibly thrown from there, and then they were held .. and, interestingly, it was recognized in the west ..
    2. real
      real 13 March 2014 14: 11
      Taiwan-Chinese Crimea .... China and Taiwan give a theatrical performance of "confrontation" for amerskih "friends" so that no one interferes with them to arm themselves, and even help in the hope that they will kill each other for the joy of America !!!! In real life, in the 20s, Taiwan will peacefully reunite with mainland China ... through a referendum in Taiwan! And the armament of both Chinese states will be very useful in the confrontation with the true enemy - the United States ...
      1. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
        Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 13 March 2014 14: 34
        Unification through a referendum is an ideal option for the Chinese.
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 13 March 2014 17: 03
      And by the way, I warned that China, in the event of a mess in Syria or here in Ukraine, will take advantage of the situation and land in Taiwan.
  2. calocha
    calocha 13 March 2014 13: 15
    Taiwan inside China
  3. Sibiriya
    Sibiriya 13 March 2014 13: 23
    They will figure it out
    not small
  4. vo.dum
    vo.dum 13 March 2014 13: 24
    It's time for China to make an offer that cannot be refused ...- and we will help each other just ...- two heads are still better than one ... against the many-headed freak of the West ...
    REDBLUE 13 March 2014 13: 25
    These are questions of the purely inner world of China. And no one should intervene here. Especially mattress covers.
  6. fisherman
    fisherman 13 March 2014 13: 26
    Just the same Taiwan for China is the same Crimea for Russia. China will be very happy if a precedent is created and Taiwan can be returned peacefully (and there will be no problems processing the population of Taiwan, they are almost ready). Hong Kong the same option was almost like Crimea ..
    2) China knows History well and has never considered Ukraine to be a state and respected it, China knows that such tumors have no weight and sooner or later fall apart
    3) Demolition of monuments to Lenin and anti-Soviet propaganda - even the Chinese themselves have told me this, they see the threat of the ruling party.
  7. konvalval
    konvalval 13 March 2014 13: 28
    The referendum is exactly what is needed there now.
    1. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 13 March 2014 13: 36
      given the number of Chinese referendum world-wide
  8. Capyar 48315
    Capyar 48315 13 March 2014 13: 32
    What adequately comparable measures can a pug counterpose to an elephant? China is simply in no hurry and acts on the principle of soft power. The end result is determined - plus plus minus one other ten years - heh ... ny compared to the world revolution laughing
  9. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 13 March 2014 13: 33
    I think that by supporting us in Crimea, the Chinese will expect our support on the "Taiwan issue" and personally, I see no reason for the Chinese to refuse, especially since the same United States will oppose the Chinese.
  10. tokin1959
    tokin1959 13 March 2014 13: 34
    China is not a friend of us in geopolitics, China will never help us, there are no oppressions of some Chinese people by others in Taiwan, no one promised to cut anyone in Taiwan, unlike Ukraine and Crimea, and we have nothing to meditate there, even with advice.
    China has not stood up for us and will not stand up, it has its own interests.
    The Far East and Siberia in particular.
  11. sinukvl
    sinukvl 13 March 2014 13: 39
    Taiwan is Chinese land selected by the United States, so all of China’s actions to return Taiwan are absolutely legal. And we need to support China in its quest to regain what has always been its territory.
    1. tokin1959
      tokin1959 13 March 2014 13: 53
      the people in Taiwan do not want reunion with China, hold a referendum there - they will say - No, they live very well without China.
  12. parus2nik
    parus2nik 13 March 2014 13: 40
    By the way, there you can decide the world .. but until it grows together ..
    1. rasputin17
      rasputin17 13 March 2014 14: 15
      Of course it is possible if the mattresses and their slime-stuffs do not poke their nose there !!
  13. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 13 March 2014 13: 43
    By the way, who cares!
    Americans and there muddied the water!
    In 1683, the Manchu army of the Qing Dynasty landed in Taiwan; the island was included in the Chinese province of Fujian. The eastern shores of the island remained fairly deserted during the eighteenth century, but in the nineteenth century, Amoy merchants planted rice and tea for the entire island, which were exported, primarily to Japan. 1842 million people were counted in Taiwan during the 2,5 census of the year.
    From 1895 to 1945, the island was part of the Japanese Empire and was divided into several prefectures: Taihoku, Shintiku, Taitu, Tainan, Takao, Tarenko, Taito and Hoko. After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the island became part of the Republic of China.
    The second part of the civil war - from October 10 to 1945 (the Kuomintang breakdown of the Chongqing peace talks held under the patronage of Patrick Jay Hurley) to the August 7 of 1950 of the year (end of the battle for the Wenshan Islands). Moreover, the main phase of large-scale actions on the part of the CCP began only on 26 of June 1946 of the year, and before that, the CCP more than once came up with peace proposals [source not specified 77 days. But the Kuomintang government, supported by the United States and Great Britain, was confident of victory and therefore denied them this.

    31 January 1949 year, the Chinese Red Army entered Beijing without a fight. On April 21, the Communists forced the Yangtze, taking Nanjing two days later. On October 1, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed in Beijing. 14 October was taken and Guangzhou. The main hostilities ended with the landing of the Chinese Red Army on Hainan Island and their complete capture with the help of local partisans in the spring of 1950. After they ended, the Communists controlled mainland China and the Hainan Island, and the Kuomintang remained under control of the islands of Taiwan, Penghu (in the Taiwan Strait) and a group of islands (Kinmen and Matsu) belonging to the province of Fujian.

    The war was stopped after the completion of the Wenshan operation and did not end with the capture of Taiwan because the Korean War broke out on June 25 on June 1950, and the destroyed Chinese economy was not able to support two wars at once. And in 1954, after a change in the political course in the USSR and a change in the geopolitical situation, this became impossible. Formally, the PRC is still with the illegal (according to the PRC) government of Taiwan (from the point of view of the PRC, a rebellious province) in a state of war.

    In 1949, having been defeated during the civil war by the troops of Mao Zedong, the head of the government of the Republic of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, took refuge in Taiwan. The Kuomintang party, administration and parliament moved there with him
  14. Aldo
    Aldo 13 March 2014 14: 10
    angler RU Today, 13:26 New
    Just the same Taiwan for China is the same Crimea for Russia. China will be very happy if a precedent is created and Taiwan can be returned peacefully (and there will be no problems processing the population of Taiwan, they are almost ready). Hong Kong the same option was almost like Crimea ..
    2) China knows History well and has never considered Ukraine to be a state and respected it, China knows that such tumors have no weight and sooner or later fall apart

    Once Russia was also a neoplasm after the Tatar-Mongol yoke ...
    1. tokin1959
      tokin1959 13 March 2014 14: 17
      do not confuse.
      in Hong Kong the lease term of Great Britain has ended.
    2. woron333444
      woron333444 13 March 2014 17: 21
      Do you know where Genghis Khan is from? He is not a Mongol, he is from Western Siberia, specifically his state was located in the Irkutsk region and in the south of the Kasnoyarsk Territory. In short - a fellow countryman
  15. rasputin17
    rasputin17 13 March 2014 14: 13
    The world cannot be unipolar, and no matter how much the Americans resist and resist, with their puppets, everything will go in a multipolar way! The problems of China and Taiwan are the business of the Chinese themselves and it’s not worthwhile to climb into a foreign monastery with mattresses with their shitty charter, since this is not democratic !! To understand yourself without the snot of others!
  16. Leshka
    Leshka 13 March 2014 14: 49
    well, let us care what we have about our problems
  17. valokordin
    valokordin 13 March 2014 14: 55
    The descendants of Mao Zedong may well finish the nickle on the descendants of Chiang Kai-shek, but this is premature. A wise monkey will wait for the moment when Formosa himself will sail to the Chinese coast.
  18. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 13 March 2014 18: 48
    Relations and a possible conflict between the PRC and the RK once again emphasizes that in the matter of changing the boundaries of the patterns does not happen.