Defending Formosa Part one

The ‘Taiwan question’ remains a sensitive political issue almost 70 years after the foundation of the People’s Republic of China. Marco Muntz and Wiebe Karsten assess the status of the Republic of China Air Force, charged with defending Taiwan against the might of its neighbour.

The People’s Republic of China (PRC), mainland China, claims sovereignty over the island of Taiwan – formerly known as Formosa – located some 90nm off its eastern coastline.

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