China: December 13, 1999


Taiwan has upped the stakes in its dispute with China by openly discussing developing long range missiles and nuclear weapons. Taiwan has the technical and industrial abilities to do both in short order. Taiwan politicians say that the country needs this capability to prevent first strike attacks by China, or nuclear blackmail. There is also fear in Taiwan that America might back off if China went after Taiwan and threatened the use of nuclear weapons against US targets if America attempted to intervene.




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