Washington approved a defence bill last month that will set up a military modernisation programme to help Taiwan deter PLA aggression.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Washington approved a defence bill last month that will set up a military modernisation programme to help Taiwan deter PLA aggression. Photo: EPA-EFE
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PLA escalates drills near Taiwan to deter closer US ties, but analysts warn approach could backfire

  • Beijing ramps up combat patrols this month after Washington increases military aid to the island
  • While intimidation campaign aims to send message to Taiwanese public, observers say it could drive support for US-Taiwan defence collaboration

Washington approved a defence bill last month that will set up a military modernisation programme to help Taiwan deter PLA aggression.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Washington approved a defence bill last month that will set up a military modernisation programme to help Taiwan deter PLA aggression. Photo: EPA-EFE
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