Taiwan to boost defense spending to counter China

Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, announced Friday that her country would boost its defense spending in response to aggressive provocations by rival Taiwan. “China’s military activities don’t only impact the situation in the Taiwan Strait, but also in all of East Asia… This is not a problem being faced alone by Taiwan,” Tsai told reporters during a Friday press conference, standing on a stage [...]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.