Tension created by unprecedented PLA drills around Taiwan

The unprecedented PLA drills around Taiwan have raised tensions across the Straits to levels not seen in nearly 30 years, as Roy Choo reports

Since the Strait Crises of the 1950s, tensions between China and Taiwan (officially the Republic of China or ROC) were at their highest between July 1995 and March 1996. The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis – as the events came to be known – was sparked by the late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui’s visit to the US in June 1995. Taiwan’s first Presidential election in March 1996, which China tried to influence, prolonged the animosity.


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