posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 08:41 AM
China has been modernizing and building up it's forces in the Taiwan strait for quite some time. This article demonstrates China's offensive and
defences capabilities are in place and ready for action should Taiwan move more towards independence . The US by law and treaty are obliged to defend
Taiwan if attacked and is worried that the situation is being agrivated by China's buildup in the area.
China's military buildup is tilting the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait, CIA Director Porter Goss said in an ominous new assessment of the
Asian giant's rising power. U.S. officials have been warning about China's aggressive military buildup for some time.
But the latest assessment suggests the threat may be growing and plays down more positive aspects of Beijing's growing international role, which were
highlighted in last year's annual CIA report to the U.S. Congress.
"Beijing's military modernization and military buildup is tilting the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait," Goss told the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence on Wednesday.
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China has been modernizing and building up it's forces for a good 15 years now. I'm afraid that they are readying themselves against Taiwan in
order to test there new systems and tactics, and that they are willing to use the slightest provocation to bring this confrontation about. The US on
the other hand, and in my opinion, should get off the fence and finally take sides.
[edit on 17-2-2005 by palg1]