Taiwan in the eyes of the Chinese cyclone or whether the world expects a new conflict

Date: Oct 15, 2020

This post was published in Defence24. The point of view expressed in this article is authorial and do not necessarily reflect BM`s editorial stance.


WARSAW, (BM) – Almost from the first days of this year, we have experienced a series of tensions and armed conflicts around the world (one of the key Iranian generals has been killed, the war in Libya is underway, there is a strong tension in the Mediterranean Sea, the war in Nagorno-Karabakh …).

Thus, there are growing concerns that the current events taking place around the China-Taiwan-United States relationship may escalate to a level that unfortunately builds a specific critical mass, leading directly to the emergence of another dangerous global crisis in the near future. The Institute for Security and Strategy Foundation and Defence24.pl invite you to read the commentary by Dr. Jacek Raubo, president of FIBiS, regarding the current tensions in the region.

So far, the litmus test of the growing tension around Taiwan has been the subsequent Chinese military exercises and, above all, the flights of combat aircraft belonging to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s air force. It should be emphasized that in the latter case, especially in the still ongoing 2020, a significant intensification of a specific ritual was noticeable, in the form of flights of Chinese combat machines (fighter, multi-purpose, bomber and Chinese AWACS) and picking up Taiwanese machines that could intercept them .

Currently, it can be noticed that Beijing has also included broadly understood intelligence issues in its activities in the information sphere, and on a mass scale. More precisely, it is about revealing more spy networks that were supposed to try to infiltrate China on the orders of the Taiwanese services. There is a statement in the Chinese media that the local counterintelligence managed to track down hundreds of personal assets of the Taiwanese side. Everything within the so-called Thunder-2020 campaign.    [FULL  STORY]

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