Thursday, November 28, 2013

China's ADIZ: Taiwan's Dilemma

If Taiwan ever wants to be an equal participant in regional security, it must stand up to China over the new ADIZ

Like other countries in Northeast Asia, Taiwan reacted with alarm to Beijing’s November 23 announcement that it had established, and would enforce, an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that extends into the East China Sea and incorporates the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islets. However, Taipei’s precarious situation vis-à-vis China, with which it is seeking to improve relations, seems to have constrained the administration’s ability to react appropriately to China’s unexpected move. 

My article, published today in The Diplomat, continues here.

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