CHINESE PERCEPTION:Heritage Foundation fellow Dean Cheng said inaction by the US over Chinese island-building could cause Beijing to see it as weak
Date: Oct 04, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
There is a military storm brewing in the South China Sea and it will involve Taiwan, a US national defense and strategic planning consultancy on Friday told a Washington conference.
“China is maneuvering and building up its military forces with clear intent,” Global Strategies and Transformation president Paul Giarra said.
Giarra told the Heritage Foundation think tank that Beijing had convinced the US not to consider the nation in the context of geography or military operations.
“We are thinking of Taiwan as a political problem that we want to go away,” he said at the conference, titled “Taiwan in the South China Sea.” [FULL STORY]