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70 Percent of Taiwanese Will Fight If China Invades, Survey Finds

Perhaps Beijing’s breaches of Taiwan’s sea and air borders in intermittent circumnavigations since 2017 are to blame for widespread antagonism among Taiwanese, particular young people, observers with the pro-independence think-tank noted.

One of Beijing’s favorite platitudes on the issue of Taiwan is that “blood is thicker than water.” When reporting Taiwan affairs, mainland papers are mandated to report the “fact” that the island’s politics have been hijacked by a small bunch of obstinate separatists and that the mainstay of society is pro-unification.

Japan Wants a 'Superior' F-22, F-35 Hybrid Jet to Fight Russia and China

Japan’s goal to develop its own stealth fighter was motivated in part by Washington’s previous refusal to sell the F-22. The new development would be a major shift, as the F-22 is still said to be considered the world’s best air superiority fighter.

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin is drawing up a proposal to offer Japan a stealth fighter that combines the designs of the F-35 Lighting II and the export-banned F-22 Raptor, it was reported Friday.

China's First Homemade Carrier Is Preparing for War

The Beijing-based Global Times has said the first locally made carrier, not yet christened, is likely to be ready for combat “within two years” after its expected delivery to the navy by the end of this year.

Photos and video clips appearing online since Monday morning confirm that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has started its maiden voyage.

The date of the launch was no surprise – Monday is the day the People’s Liberation Army Navy was established.

3 Big Questions for the Two North Korea Summits

The diplomatic events of the decade are rapidly approaching. Later this week, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will meet with Kim Jong-un at Panmunjom for the first inter-Korean summit since 2007. Shortly thereafter Kim will have a summit with President Donald Trump—the first such meeting between the sitting leaders of North Korea and the United States.

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