Taiwan Military Issues War Guidebook for Civilians

Taiwan’s military on Tuesday published a guidebook for civilians advising them on appropriate actions in the event of a “war,” appearing to indicate that Taiwan anticipates a higher risk of potential military conflict with nearby China after Beijing ramped up threats against the sovereign island nation in recent months, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, and Yu Shyi-kun, speaker of the Legislative Yuan, cheer with audience during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. President Tsai said Saturday she has hopes for less tensions with China and in the region if …

Chinese State Media: China Must Prepare for War

China must “be prepared” for war amid escalating territorial disputes with neighboring countries that have increased the risk of military conflict in recent months, the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times argued on Friday.

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Chinese soldiers shout as they march in formation during a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen Square in 1949, on October 1, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)